Resources and Opportunities - Girls in STEM
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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Girls in STEM
Research shows that children begin to aspire to careers early in primary school and are influenced by teachers and their families. It is therefore important we work together to engage the future generation of women in STEM. To assist, STEM Women has built a collection of existing programs and strategies targeted to inspire and encourage girls in STEM.This collection aligns with Opportunity 5 Education: strong beginnings, in the Women in STEM Decadal Plan. Learn more about the decadal plan.
Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) Program
In 2019 Monash University ran this free program to support and nurture an entrepreneurial mindset in the next generation of women. Monash University invited schools to nominate a team of four year 10 female students. Read about the impact of the program here.
The Techgirls Competition is an annual program that changes the way girls perceive and engage in STEM. The program combines problem-solving through a social, business and technical lens, producing high-quality business plans, pitch videos and working app prototypes from girls as young as 7 to 17. Read the full evaluation report here.
Women in Technology WA’s Techtrails STEM and Future Skills schools program is going online with a new initiative!
Techtrails Online is a series of online modules featuring links to future careers and video content showcasing inspiring female STEM role models. This exciting new initiative has been designed to inspire secondary students for a future in STEM, and give them the opportunity to explore where these skills could take them.
Free to access and easy to use, with modules covering a range of themes, students will learn about the technology used in industries from marine science, and farming, to virtual reality, space and more!
Aren't a teacher? Techtrails Online is open for anyone to use, so start exploring...
Dream Big Australia
Dream Big Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides the best science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) experiences to young people aged 15 to 18, empowering them to become future leaders in education, industry and innovation.
Her Tech Path
HerTechPath is a grass-roots community of women in South Australia working in the tech sector who want to celebrate and inspire women and girls to consider rewarding and diverse careers in the technology sector. Our community runs free briefings for high schools in metropolitan Adelaide to showcase "Where can the tech industry take you?" with a panel of women working in the sector.
Girls in STEM Toolkit
Let’s bust some myths about Girls in STEM. The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Explore activities, resources, case studies, lessons, study pathways and careers.
The Innovators Tea Party
The Innovators’ Tea Party links successful women working and training in STEM with high school students through a range of engaging events. Our 500+ women in STEM mentors are selected from a variety of industries and backgrounds and are passionate about telling their stories and promoting their fields.
Young Indigenous Women's STEM Academy
The Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy (the Academy) will increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander females undertaking studies and careers in STEM. The Academy does this through targeted, long-term support to help overcome the barriers that discourage Indigenous women from pursuing STEM careers.The holistic, streamlined approach to support will promote access to STEM careers for high achieving Year 8 and Year 11 students.