Aspiring women in STEM to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Australian National Maritime Museum will host over 300 high school girls for an empowering day of events, talks, hands-on activities, career inspiration and more at this annual Women in STEM event.

This free, annual event aims to offer a forum of ideas and experiences that showcase an array of STEM career opportunities, including marine industries and maritime fields, and encourages young women to consider choosing a career in a STEM-related field.

Students will hear from a range of inspiring women across a variety of STEM disciplines, including Phoebe Gunter (Google), Sally Hurst (Found A Fossil), Mariana Mayer Pinto (Living Seawalls), Nour Manafikhi (Macquarie University), Suki Jaiswal (UNSW), Megan Smith (‘Daffodil Centre’ of Cancer Council NSW and the University of Sydney), Erin Roger (Atlas of Living Australia), Varsha Bubathi (Microsoft), Heather Berry (Silentworld Foundation), and many more.

This event will also provide students the opportunity to meet with representatives from notable universities, tertiary institutions, and employers within STEM fields, to discuss career pathways and opportunities, and gain exposure to the plethora of opportunities available to upcoming women in STEM.

Included in this Careers Expo are institutions such as ANSTO, TAFE NSW, Refraction Media, Sydney Water Corp, UTS, Living Seawalls, University of Tasmania, UNSW, Atlas of Living Australia, and Macquarie University.

Head of Education, Dr Mathew Sloane said, “the Maritime Museum is proud to have hosted this special event for many years. It showcases the diversity of STEM career opportunities for young women with insights from inspiring female role models who have studied and worked in these fields. It truly is an inspiring day for all involved!”.

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