Associate Professor Payal Mukherjee is completing a PhD in new technologies in ear surgery. As one of few females studying technology, she's pushing for greater female participation in STEM disciplines – that is, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Associate Professor Mukherjee is an Ear, Nose, Throat Surgeon with a special interest in ear surgery. She's Deputy Chair of the RACS State Committee of New South Wales and an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Sydney. And, she was a finalist in the 2019 New South Wales Premier's Woman of the Year Award. In this episode Associate Professor Mukherjee explains why she chose surgery as a vocation and how rewarding it's been for her.