Resources and Opportunities
Discover resources and opportunities available to support women in STEM across their careers and promote gender equity.
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Order of Australia award nominations now open
Until 01 Jan 2021
Nominations are open for the Order of Australia – this year the office of the Governor General has reached out to us to help to encourage your nominations: “it is up to all of us to ensure our national awards system represents our diversity - across gender, cultural backgrounds and categories of endeavour.”
2021 ATSE Awards nominations now open
Until 18 Jan 2021
The annual ATSE Awards celebrate Australians who change the world with their extraordinary contributions to science and technology. Nominations for the 2021 award round are now open. This year ATSE is particularly encouraging nominees who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM, including women and those with Indigenous heritage.
#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.
Canberra Girls' Programming Network
The Canberra Girls’ Programming Network runs free, hands-on programming workshops for girls in grades 4–12. Girls are introduced to a range of topics such as cryptography and games and code their own programs using the Python programming language. No coding experience is necessary! Events are run several times a year by volunteer local women studying or working in IT in industry, academia and government.
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.