Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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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.
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.
STEM Equity Monitor
The STEM Equity Monitor is a national data report on girls’ and women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It presents the current state of STEM gender equity in Australia. It also provides a baseline for measuring change and trends over time in key sectors and career phases of girls’ and women’s engagement with STEM.
Evaluating STEM Gender Equity Programs: A guide to effective program evaluation
The Office of the Women in STEM Ambassador has developed a new guide to evaluating STEM gender equity programs. The guide enables program owners to undertake self-evaluation that is consistent and comparable across Australia.
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.
Curious Minds is aimed at highly capable girls in Years 9 and 10 who have an interest in STEM learning areas. This is a six-month program that combines two residential camps and a STEM coaching program. The coaching program will see each student matched with a female coach recruited from a variety of STEM backgrounds and together they will construct personal goals for the student. Learn more about the impact of the program here.
AINSE WISE School
From 01 Dec 2020 to 04 Dec 2020
Each year AINSE co-ordinates a school for first-year female students with an emphasis on Women in STEM and their career opportunities within nuclear science and engineering. Read about the impact of the program here.
Wonder of Science
Wonder of Science is promoting a STEM culture in Queensland schools – where students understand the importance of STEM and believe that STEM education and careers are accessible to them. Read about the impact of the program here.
Power of Engineering
Run one-day events for Year 9 and 10 high school students (prior to subject selection) demonstrating that they have the power to change the world through engineering, in collaboration with universities and industry. Read about the impact of the Power of Engineering Program here.