“If you don't seek it, you won't see it. If you don't think it, you won't be it” - Beyonce ‘Break My Soul’

Not sure of the types of careers available in non-traditional industries, subjects or courses to take? Or looking for career inspiration post-school or tertiary studies or seeking a totally new career direction? Then look no further!

We’ve done the hard yards and asked inspiring women working in non-traditional industries some of those burning questions; about their journeys, the coolest things about their industries, what influenced their career paths, what they really wanted to do post-school, and their advice to girls and women wanting to follow a similar pathway in industries like:

infrastructure, space, defence, manufacturing, engineering, cyber/IT/ technology, construction, gaming, sports and politics

Check out inspiring videos and read inspiring stories below.

Aboriginal Family portrait with 1 parent and 2 children

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Choosing a career path in male-dominated industries doesn’t mean a rocky road ahead. There are plenty of women who have paved the path before you and are making their mark.

To help girls and women see the many careers and pathways available, we interviewed inspiring women about their own careers, and their advice to girls and women looking at careers in non-traditional industries. 


National Decarbonisation & Energy Transition Senior Manager
Energy, Mining and Property


Manager Supply Chain Development,
Government (energy, mining, defence, infrastructure, health and other sectors)
Brianna Wedding

“Be yourself because no one else can do that”

 Brianna Wedding, Captain SANFLW South Adelaide Football Club