Science & Technology Australia will soon launch a program to propel women of STEM around Australia into the media spotlight.
‘Superstars of STEM’ has won support through the new Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program to work with women at all career stages to create new stereotypes, and new heroes to define them.
“This program will directly encourage young women and girls to study and stay in STEM – by speaking with them in their schools and workplaces, and by providing prominent public role models for them to aspire to,” STA CEO Kylie Walker said.
“We’ll also provide a boost to participants’ career potential, through enhanced and actively guided public and STEM sector profiles, communication skills, networks and mentoring.
“We’re grateful for the support of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and excited to start working proactively with a range of outstanding women to provide new role models and stereotypes for girls and young women who are interested in a STEM career.”
STA will partner with the Australian Science Media Centre and STA member, Women in STEMM Australia, to deliver the initial 12-month program.
More details, including how to apply to participate, will be published in early 2017.