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Network Engineering Career for Women
Network engineering is part of a growing field, and there are many different opportunities for women to enter. If you have an interest in network engineering, there are a few things to consider.
First, it is important to consider what type of network engineer jobs you would like to have, such as a network analyst, network security engineer, wireless network engineer, network administrator, network technician, or network manager. Each type has its own set of responsibilities and requires a different set of skills. With this choice inevitably comes the corresponding research on what requirements are needed for each position. Here are just a couple of requirements you’ll have to evaluate, such as:
- Level of education;
- Average salary.
As a woman considering a career in network engineering, you’ll have to make these considerations, and then some. However, there are also plenty of opportunities available to you. With the right education and experience, you can pursue any type of network engineering position you are interested in.
This guide will provide you with an overview of what a career in network engineering entails, and what you need to do to be successful.
Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Scholarships
From 01 Oct 2022 to 31 Aug 2023
Applications are open for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering's Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program. The program will award up to 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over six years. In addition to providing financial support, the program aims to address gender inequities in STEM through fostering more women-led industry-academia collaborations in applied research and business, growing professional skills of women in STEM and by propelling women into leadership.
To be eligible, an applicant must identify as a woman or non-binary person, be enrolling as a domestic student and be planning to undertake a STEM degree or higher studies to improve business acumen at an Australian university, commencing in 2024
ATSE particularly encourages applications from individuals who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; individuals from regional, rural or remote areas; LGBTQIA+; individuals from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds; low-socioeconomic backgrounds; or those living with a disability. Diversity, inclusion, and achievement relative to opportunity will be considered in the assessment and selection process.
National Annual APS Women in STEM Leadership
From 21 Sep 2022 to 22 Sep 2022
2022 National Annual APS Women in STEM Leadership ( Digital event)
The Hatchery’s Public Sector Women in STEM Leadership Summit is a platform for women at all stages of leadership to come together and share their insights on how they made it work, how they changed attitudes and created their own leadership style to effectively lead in male dominated fields.
This is a great opportunity for women in senior leadership to share their learnings and advice for the next crop of women leaders in the space, some of whom may be struggling to find role models in what is typically a heavily male dominated field.
Among others Key contributors on the agenda include:
Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith Australian Government Women in STEM Ambassador
Dr Sian Proctor Geoscientist, SpaceX Inspiration4 Crew Pilot,
Kelly Sims - General Manager & CIO , IP Australia,
Prof Caroline McMillen- Chief Scientist for South Australia
Melissa Brown First Assistant Secretary Environment Approvals Division - Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Anntonette Dailey Executive Director Australian Space Agency
Sabra Horne former Chief, U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Innovation Hub
Limited Number of Early Bird passes are available PLUS use Discount Code "STEMWOMEN" to get an extra $100 off on top
Coaching for STEMM Academics
STEM Women member Shelli McAlpine has recently started a coaching practice to support women in STEMM, with a focus on support around research, teaching, promotion, outreach and leadership. She has a passion for working with Early- and Mid-career academics, helping them to strategically position themselves for recognition and promotion in their existing roles, or work towards career transitions.
Shelli is offering a first one-hour consultation for free - find out more on her website at https://www.coachingstemmacademics.com.
Applications open for the National Youth Science Forum
From 03 Jun 2022 to 14 Aug 2022
Opportunity for current Year 11 students
The NYSF Year 12 Program is a digital and in-person program that gives students a broader understanding of the diverse study and career options available in STEM.
In 2023, the NYSF Year 12 Program will run from 10 to 24 January. Students will have opportunities to:
- participate in tours of science and technology facilities, and learn about cutting edge research;
- engage with industry partners and research providers;
- learn about university and STEM career pathways;
- mix with other like-minded students from all over Australia; and
- network with former NYSF participants to further increase understanding of STEM related study and career experiences.
In 2022, 43% of participants lived in remote and regional areas and 65% of participants identified as female.
Early bird applications close 24 July 2022 (reduced application fee). Applications close 14 August 2022.
Authentic Leadership Summit For STEMM
From 26 May 2022 to 27 May 2022
Dive in with us and join our 2-day virtual global summit of brilliant minds in STEMM sharing their stories of being Authentic Leaders in their field. This Global Summit is focusing on Inspiration, Innovation and Authenticity. You can pop in and out of the sessions - no need to be there for 2 full days. Replays available for a year. Profits go the Nawa Asha Griha School to educate and feed street children in Nepal.
We have the likes of Professor Bronwyn Fox (Chief Scientist CSIRO, Australia), Kate Gray (Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, investor), Professor Didith Rodrigo (President-elect of the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education, Philippines), Delia Perry (Podcaster, USA), Linda Belzile Buisson (Senior Leadership Results Strategist, Coach and Mentor, Robbins Research International, Norway), Nicole Thakuri-Wick (Lead of Nawa Asha Griha, Nepal), Monique Rhodes (Happiness Strategist, New Zealand), AND MANY MORE... including medical specialists, academics, researchers, mindset coaches, social entrepreneurs, from all over the globe!
Be a part of the growing global tribe of STEMM Heroes who are willing to challenge the status quo and be change agents to empower greatness for all.
Live and Lead Authentically!
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Hobart 2022
From 07 Mar 2022 to 07 Mar 2022
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Hobart 2022 is an independent event organised by Lisa Craw and Denisse Fierro Arcos, PhD students at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS). WiDS Hobart coincides with the annual global WiDS Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invite to attend WiDS regional events, which feature outstanding women doing outstanding work.
Through WiDS Hobart 2022 we aim to inspire participants about data science and its applications, by getting an insight into the careers and experience of women in the field. We also aim to support women in data science locally and nationally by highlighting their amazing work.
WiDS Hobart 2022 will feature a discussion panel centered around the question: "How has your career journey been so far?". Our panelists will share their experiences, opportunities, and hurdles they have encountered along the way. This will be followed by a moderated Q&A session where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Our panelists include:
- Miranda Hunt, Senior Quality Assurance Engineer at Echoview Software
- Dr. Paola Petrelli, Data Manager at the Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX)
- Mars Buttfield Addison, PhD candidate and software engineer at IMAS/CSIRO
- Dr. Chloe MacKellah, Climate Scientist at CSIRO
- Dr. Chen Zhao, post-doctoral researcher focusing on ice sheet models
Everyone is welcome to WiDS Hobart 2022, regardless of their gender. This event will be offered in a hybrid format.
Participants have the opportunity to join us in-person at the Aurora Theatre, IMAS Building, Salamanca. or online via Zoom.
Invitation to STEMterview series!
From 13 Oct 2021 to 28 Feb 2022
STEMcognito is a not-for-profit STEM communication video platform hosting expert-made STEM talks and video presentations. STEMcognito is inviting STEM Women to be interviewed and featured in our STEMterview series! Chat about your research with Dr Sarah Wettsdadt in a friendly atmosphere! This is a unique opportunity to increase impact, visibility, chances of getting funding for yourself and your institution! The interview is recorded on Zoom, is not live and everything can be edited, upon request. If you are interested, you can check out previous conversations here: https://stemcognito.org/content-type/stemterview/ and fill an interview request form here: https://stemcognito.org/formats/featured-in-stemterviews/.
A Guide for Women in STEM: Closing the Gender Gap
Due to a variety of contributing factors, women are represented three times less than males in these industries. Since 1991, the number of women in STEM has steadily declined from its high of 36% to 25% in 2015. Women are in need of more resources to be successful in these fields. Within this guide are a multitude of reasons to close the gender gap, resources for overcoming the biggest challenges in STEM, scholarships for women pursuing science degrees, and inspiring female role models.