Resources and Opportunities - Mentoring
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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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 .
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.
The Indigenous Media Mentoring Program
Until 21 Dec 2020
AusSMC is collaborating with NITV to run the second year of their Indigenous Media Mentoring Program. Applications are now open, and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander STEM researchers are encouraged to register their interest.
Digital grants are now open for application through the Regional Collaborations Programme COVID-19
Until 14 Dec 2020
Grants of up to $10,000 AUD are now available for early- and mid-career researchers to run a project that will strengthen the engagement and digital collaboration between Australian and Asia-Pacific economies in response to COVID-19. For more details and eligible fields of research, click through below.
CATALYSE Mentorship Program for Women Scientists
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Career Mentor Linkage Program
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.
Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS)
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.