Unlocking futures for female STEM leaders: supported pathways from high school to employmenT

RMIT will deliver a bespoke capacity building program enabling educators and future STEM leaders to build entrepreneurial thinking in female STEM students to enable them to transition to an increasingly complex and uncertain workplace.

RMIT will extend partnerships with low SES schools in RMIT’s School Network Access Program (SNAP) from western Melbourne, to select up to 20 Year 9 girls who will partner and work with RMIT undergraduate female volunteers and industry mentors to cocreate engaging entrepreneurially focused STEM activities and career materials through real industry challenges.

The Project then trains the Year 9 female students to be STEM leaders in their own schools, running engaging STEM activities and sharing the career and entrepreneurial materials with male and female Year 7 students at their school.

This Project is a collaboration of established and successful RMIT programs with a further focus on multiple touch points for sustained positive culture within high schools and the RMIT Women in STEM community.

About RMIT

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise and is committed to gender equity in STEM. RMIT University proudly supports female-identifying students to access and succeed in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). RMIT have a range of opportunities and activities to help school schools and RMIT students on their way to an exciting future in STEMM.