Women in STEM: Future Careers, 21st Century Skills and Role Models

Females are drastically underrepresented in STEM subjects and jobs across the planet.

On the eve of Science Week 2019, educate and inspire your Year 7–10 students by connecting them with real-world STEM mentors and case studies.

This conference is especially for secondary schools and hosted by Zoos Victoria and girledworld at Melbourne Zoo.

Through hands-on activities, guest speakers and reflection, this conference will explore:

  • Female STEM mentors and role models

  • Real-world case studies of women in STEM

  • The role of STEM in the future of work

  • How STEM subjects and courses can lead to future STEM education and careers

  • How personal strengths, skills and experience can be translated to STEM study and careers

Students will walk away from this conference inspired, educated and excited by relatable real-world STEM mentors and will also tap into their learning, skills and interests to explore their place in STEM.


This program links to THE Victorian Curriculum Level 7–10

  • Design and Technologies – Technologies and Society

  • Science – Science as a Human Endeavour

  • Personal and Social Capability Content Descriptions – Development of Resilience, Collaboration

  • Critical and Creative Thinking – Questions and Possibilities

  • Sustainability

Please note vegetarian morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided for attending teachers.
Attending students are asked to bring their own rubbish-free lunch.