Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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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
STEM Women Café - collaboration
From 02 Mar 2021 to 04 Mar 2021
Please join us for the first in our new STEM Women Café conversation series, where we'll be exploring ways for the STEM Women network of members and supporters to connect and collaborate in 2021. We hope that you can join one of the three sessions we have planned.
Franklin Women Impact Report
From 10 Dec 2020 to 10 Dec 2020
Franklin Women is launching their 5-year impact report via a mixed online and in-person event. You are invited to join Franklin Women in celebrating their successes and be inspired by the progress made throughout the journey.
Are Australian gender equity initiatives really working?
A recent review by Dr Merryn McKinnon has suggested that initiatives targeting women in STEM are seldom as effective as they mean to be.
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.