Mentoring

Mentors and sponsors play an important role in career development. STEM Women has built a collection of existing mentoring programs, resources and opportunities to help you build successful mentor/mentee relationship.

This collection aligns with strategic recommendation 3.3 of the Women in STEM Decadal Plan.Learn more about the decadal plan .
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Johnson and Johnson’s 2021 Women in STEM2D Scholars Award Nominations Now Open

Until 16 Oct 2020

Nominations for Johnson and Johnson’s WiSTEM2D Scholars Awards are now open. Women working in science, technology, engineering, maths and manufacturing design are encouraged to apply. The scholarship offers a grant of $150,000 and three years of mentoring.

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National

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowships

Until 09 Nov 2020

Postdoctoral fellowships are now being offered for Australian researchers working in institutes affiliated with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Successful applicants will be supported to conduct research in Japan under the mentorship of their Japanese host institution and leading research groups.

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NT

CATALYSE Mentorship Program for Women Scientists

Ongoing

The program aims to champion the advancement of women in STEM and in particular women scientists working in Aboriginal and Tropical Health. 

The mentee will be connected with mentors and strategic counsellors who may be able to provide support through targeted personal and professional development opportunities, provide leadership advice and guidance, and connect them with potential external networks who may be able to benefit the mentee and the progression of her career. 

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Space4Women Network

The Space4Women Network is a mentoring platform that promotes gender equality and gender empowerment in the space sector. The network is open to everyone with interest in space and willingness to support women and girls in space education and careers.

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The value of mentoring

  Trainees in science often express the need for ‘a mentor’. What does this mean and what should mentees and mentors expect? Written by IMNIS Executive Director, Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea. 

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NSW

Franklin Women Mentoring Program

The Franklin Women Mentoring Program is a cross-organisational and structured 6-month program that combines informal mentoring sessions with formal sessions facilitated by experts in inclusive leadership.

It aims to support high-potential women in health and medical research careers progress into leadership positions, retaining their skill in the sector. It also provides male and female leaders with the opportunity to develop their mentorship skills as well as increase their awareness of the value of a diverse and inclusive workplace and the role they play in achieving this. 

Read the 2017/18 evaluation report here.

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Tech Ready Women

Tech Ready Women Academy is a skills training platform and network that provides women with world class mentoring programs and content for personal growth and business innovation.

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National

Career Mentor Linkage Program

Ongoing

Australian Society for Medical Research has as developed a web-based Career Mentor Linkage Program where mid careerASMR members have the opportunity to be matched to a career mentor.

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National

Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS)

Ongoing

IMNIS provides PhD student mentees the opportunity to increase their understanding of the industry sector, strengthen their skills to be successful within any part of the STEM sector, and extend their professional network. Access the IMNIS Alumni Survey here.

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National

Mentor Walks Australia

Ongoing

Combining the power of mentoring with the well-being benefits of walking, matched mentors and mentees walk and talk in the fresh air for an hour of knowledge exchange.