Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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PyConline AU call for proposals open
Until 10 Jun 2021
The organisers of PyCon AU are looking for talks on everything Python, open source, and tech-related for their upcoming conference to be held online from 10 - 12 September, 2021. The call for proposals is open until 10 June and you can submit to the main conference and specialist tracks through the same process. They are also interested in ideas for social events!
Rebooting STEMM in Australia
Until 22 Jun 2021
Are you an early- or mid-career researcher in STEMM? The Australian Academy of Science is supporting the Reboot STEMM initiative to co-design a new system of rewards and recognition for research careers.
You can help set the agenda for the program, and join your peers in a live virtual conversation on 22 June. Visit the event website to find out more and register to participate.
Australian Women in Security Network
The Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) is an open network of people aiming to grow the number of women in the security community.
We support, inspire, and act as role models. We connect women in the industry and those looking to enter the field with the tools, knowledge, network and platforms needed to build confidence and interest. We know the diversity of online threats require diversity of thought on how to address them, and this is where our network thrives.
We provide networking opportunities, training and a mentor program.
Eureka Prizes 2021
Until 28 May 2021
The annual Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are now open for nominations, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science.
This year, 16 prizes will be awarded across the categories of Research and Innovation, Leadership, Science Engagement, and School Science. It's a great opportunity to enter yourself for a prize, nominate a colleague, or both!
Evaluating the Future You campaign
Future You is a campaign from our friends at the Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador to introduce young people to the vast array of STEM career options and breaking down gender stereotypes about who works in STEM.
The team has evaluated the pilot stages of the campaign to see how it's changing awareness, interest and gender perceptions of STEM careers
Australian Science Policy Fellowships now open for 2021–22
Until 26 Apr 2021
The Office of the Chief Scientist has opened applications for the 2021–22 cohort of Fellows to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service. You can find more info, including how to apply and profiles of previous Fellows, on its website.
UNESCO report on gender equality
UNESCO has published a global study on gender equality in scientific research: To be smart, the digital revolution will need to be inclusive. The report reinforces the challenges faced by women in STEM-related fields, highlights a forecast shortage in skills for Industry 4.0 and calls for more comprehensive data on gender trends.
Engineers Australia Gender in Diversity Awards
From 15 Mar 2021 to 01 Sep 2021
The Gender Diversity awards promote national engineering excellence and the contribution women in engineering make to the community. These awards seek to identify, recognise and reward companies that strive towards national engineering excellence in encouraging gender diversity.
- Most outstanding company in Gender Diversity
- Most ambitious company in Gender Diversity
- Most encouraging student or non-profit Group in Gender Diversity
Nominations close 1 September 2021
Click here to nominate or learn more about the awards and the past winner
Women's Agenda Leadership Awards
Until 31 Mar 2021
The annual Women's Agenda Leadership Awards are once again open for nominations. If you know an emerging leader who identifies as female and uses inclusive, collaborative, compassionate and courageous leadership to blaze a trail, we encourage you to nominate her, or you also can nominate yourself.