STEM Women Café conversations: mentoring
Our May series of Café meetups focused on the theme of mentoring, exploring ways we can both support others and be supported in our work. Participants heard from three different special guest interviews to frame the discussions.
- Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea AM from Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS)
- Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM from the Tech Girls Movement Foundation
- Dr Melina Georgousakis from Franklin Women
You can view the omnibus video from all three sessions, including the interviews and the group conversation highlights:
Or you can just dip into the interviews:
To frame the discussions, we took a snapshot of participants' experience of mentorship:
In small group discussion mode, we explored two key themes informed by the Women in STEM Decadal Plan:
Participants shared their ideas about the characteristics of a positive mentoring experience, which could be used to inform the development of best practice guidelines:
Participants then shared their tangible ideas for incentivising STEM organisations around mentorship:
Keep your eye on the STEM Women newsletter for upcoming Café conversations - we look forward to seeing you at one of the sessions!
Do you have an idea for a future STEM Women Café conversation series? Let us know.