Girls in STEM – Creating the future

See What You Can Be is a series of interactive webinars championing Australia’s extraordinary female changemakers who are blazing new pathways across the STEM sector.

This powerful storytelling platform highlights the achievements of those changing the world – the scientists developing future cancer breakthroughs, data scientists mining for commercial gold, mechanical engineers building our critical infrastructure, and cybersecurity experts keeping the nation safe – and encourages the nation’s students to challenge outdated stereotypes.

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There are stubborn barriers that are preventing equal participation across the STEM sectors. One step forward is by increasing the visibility of female role models – to help young women see STEM as a viable and aspirational career option.

Change starts with the young learning from those that have come before, understanding what has been achieved so far and being truly supported to reach their goals. With these tools, our future leaders can invent a better future for Australia.


Why is InnovationAus doing this?

In our five years of reporting on technology and innovation in Australia, we have met hundreds of Australian women carrying out significant, and often ground-breaking, work in STEM. We have told their stories to the technology industry but want to champion these valuable stories to our future female leaders.

Girls will be important creators of future technology and they need to know the potential career opportunities available within the STEM sector. We want them to see women who are working in fields they had not yet considered and see STEM as an exciting outlet for their current and future passions.

How are we different?

We are the storytellers. While we know it is important to educate girls on the opportunities offered by STEM, we will leave that to the educators. We will keep telling the stories.

As an industry publication, we have a large network of women working in STEM all keen to tell their stories. We will keep doing this until the happy day when women are flourishing in tech and innovation.

Why just for girls?

Boys are welcome. We do, however, focus on girls because we know participation rates for girls in STEM studies remain low and often STEM subjects are not viewed favourably among this demographic. So we want to show how STEM is just the start to a world of new careers – from drones to med tech, agtech to data science, to aeronautics and robotics, and so many other areas yet to be created!

How else can we get involved?

We also have an opportunity for students to research and write about a female changemaker in STEM, and if chosen, the story will be published on Fill in the form above and we’ll be in touch!

For more detail on the series and the talent we have secured, see our main page.


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