It’s no secret that women are severely under-represented in STEM jobs. Women represent only about 29% of all STEM employees and that seems not only unfair but is bad business practice. Studies have shown that having a more diverse workforce makes very good sense: for example, racially diverse executive teams provided an advantage of 35% higher EBIT and 33% more long-term value creation.
iSTEM are dedicated to improving this situation and are running a Women in STEM Careers Fair this coming Wednesday 6th September (10am -3pm) at Bay City Labs level 14 839 Collins St Docklands.
Tickets are $50 each if you wish to book here, but we have purchased 10 tickets for our students. If you are a female identifying current ITMasters student (or know one), are available in Melbourne Wednesday the 6th (10am -3pm) and would like attend for free, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details, including student ID. The first ten received will get yoursleves a ticket!
The careers fair will have representatives from Westpac, Metro Trains, Telstra, Arup, ACS, Engineer Australia, Worley, CSL, Suburban Rail Loop Authority, Level Crossing Victoria, Department of transport, John Holland and more.
Speakers include Dr Rod Dilnutt (Chair, ACS), Helen McCabe (Former Sydney Herald Chief Editor and Founder of Future Women), Alesha Printz (General Manager, Engineers Australia), Dr Alison Every (Elevate Program Manager, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering).