Did you know today is #internationaldayofwomenandgirlsinscience day? It’s a day we recognise the critical role women like #MarieCurie have played in the history of #STEM across the planet.
And we keep hearing about STEM, don’t we?
How it will define the new economy, how we need to upskill in it, and how women and girls remain grossly underrepresented in #STEM fields.
Well did you know that currently women represent just one quarter of the STEM workforce overall.
This is a critical problem. ❌
Because STEM matters. It matters because to secure Australia’s future economy, we need more STEM talent cultivated here to drive innovation, create the businesses and jobs of the future and we need girls and women to be part of the pipeline.
This will take a concerted, national effort as there are currently multiple cultural, educational, institutional and organisational barriers that discourage girls and women from studying STEM, and that limit their opportunities to pursue careers in this space.
We also need more STEM role models inspiring girls so they can see the real possibilities of a career in STEM, and start to grow their tech skillsets and mindsets to better equip themselves for the radically changing future of work. 🙌🏽 #Girledworldare honoured to have the support and expertise of amazing female STEM mentors talking to and teaching girls about STEM, and showing them some of the great careers built on STEM. 💡
You can learn, meet and have the chance to chat with them this weekend at the #girledworldsummit at @sydney_uni ✔️
Be inspired by global and local leaders in tech, deep dive coding, hear from extraordinary STEM leaders about how they started, and push your career thinking to reimagine what you and your daughters can do to embrace STEM and equip yourselves for the future of work. 🤖
Join us for a life-changing two days of learning for girls/Mums/Dads/Teachers/Mentors ✖️✖️ TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.