Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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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.
Mums in Science
Mums in Science is community platform for all women, with a focus on empowering women to create their own opportunities with an emphasis on neglected communities like women in STEM and parents.
The platform provides free access to peer support, information and access to free resources. Collectively these provide a ladder to empower and assist women, helping them to escape destructive and harmful environments that keep them isolated and feeling powerless.
Established in 2005, this network
* creates a community to provide mutual support,
* provides information to those who have the challenge of bringing up children and maintaining a career in science, whether full or part-time, or outside mainstream science.
With the hope that this support:
* will encourage women to recognise their strengths, achievements and talents
* will inspire women to create their own career paths and businesses
* empowers women to prioritise their needs equally with those of others, both at work and at home.
For more information, visit the website.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.