Posted: 2 February 2022
Do you identify as female and want to improve your leadership skills and learn to mentor?
Are you 2 to 5 years out from your studies or currently completing a PhD in a STEM subject? (or do you know someone who is?)
The Future of Work Lab at University of Melbourne are looking for women who are early in their careers with leadership potential for their Emerging Leaders Lab: Women in STEM pilot program. Mentors will be matched with high performing/leading undergraduate students studying STEM subjects.
Academic research has identified that women studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) have the highest rate of attrition following the completion of their degree. This phenomenon is referred to as ‘the leaky STEM pipeline’. With an estimated 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations requiring strong STEM skills, it is more important than ever that early career women in STEM industries are supported and encouraged in the sector.
Mentors will be paired with a selected undergraduate STEM student and will receive networking opportunities/events (interview panels, guest lecturers), mentorship training manuals and interactive leadership sessions.
Training and guidance for mentors will be provided, while helping the next generation of graduates upskill and prepare for STEM roles. Findings from this pilot will be used to develop recommendations while promoting the importance of a gender-inclusive and equitable STEM workforce.
Commitment requirements are as follows:
The program starts at the beginning of March 2022. Registrations are limited and close soon.
Fellow, The Future of Work Lab
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Briefing Note – Emerging Leaders Lab Women in STEM Pilot Program
Research Note – Emerging Leaders Lab Women in STEM Pilot Program