Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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There are an abundance of networks across Australia each designed to support and motivate different groups of women in STEM. STEM Women aims to put all these networks in one place, so you can find the right one for you.
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.
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.
Women in Agriculture podcast | ILLUMINATA
Did you know that until 1994, no Australian woman was allowed to list their legal status as "farmer"?
As three PhD candidates from The University of Queensland (and STEM Women members!) Charlotte, Sera and Emily are trying to break stereotypes by starting the ILLUMINATA podcast to highlight the importance of women in agriculture and STEM.
Find out more, including all the episodes, on the website.
#FromtheLAB is seeking science to feature in videos
Until 31 Mar 2021
Australian Science Communicators is looking for early- and mid-career researchers, innovators and scientists who want to share their research. #FromtheLAB will produce and share a short video for each chosen participant.
Avid Research – Australian STEM Stories Podcast, Seeking Interviewees
Amelia Travers of Avid Research is looking for women in STEM to feature on her podcast, telling their own unique story about their STEM career. If you would like to find out more about being interviewed for the podcast, email Amelia via the link below.
The F Factor
The F Factor is a different kind of community group. Our purpose is to be a holistic support network for the entire duration of our members' technology careers. We want to see more women making it into technology leadership and less women exciting careers in tech mid-career.
Women in STEMM Australia
Women in STEMM Australia is a nationally recognised association for women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). Our over-arching goal is to connect women in STEMM regardless of their discipline and profession.
Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia
IWRA was founded to create a stronger connection with indigenous women in this traditionally male, non-indigenous dominated sector. IWIMRA is focused on creating a national framework that will support indigenous women who are currently participating and aspiring to grow within this sector. To reach our end goal, which is to establish positive role models within our industry, at decision making levels, we must start with positive daily conversations. Our thoughts become our words and our words become our actions. This is our guiding principle