Founder of STEM Sisters

Dr Ruwangi Fernando is an accomplished Information Technology expert and AI specialist with a strong academic and consulting background. As a champion for women of colour in STEM, she advocates for intersectional diversity and inclusion in the Australian STEM sector.

Dr Fernando founded STEM Sisters, an organisation aimed at empowering women of colour in STEM, which to date has received national-level accolades, including the Techdiversity Business and Media Awards, Victoria Multicultural Excellent Award, and WISE grant from the Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

Her dedication to fostering diversity, inclusion, and intersectionality in STEM has earned her numerous accolades, including STEM Women Changemaker and Asian-Australian Game Changer.