The Warren Centre’s Inclusion² Program is partially funded under the Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship Program, an initiative of the National Innovation and Science Agenda. In this period of rapid technological change, society requires innovative and adaptive STEM solutions delivered by a diverse cohort of industry leaders.
The program will empower women in STEM and entrepreneurship at critical career stages from school to senior executive.
The three components of the program are:
Vision and Engagement
A series of video stories from university students will present passion for STEM fields. Students will share how their school subject choices opened the door to an exciting career pathway in science, technology, engineering or maths.
This one-day intensive workshop will equip women with the knowledge to build their business idea from the ground up. Practical tips and tools will be supported with insights from successful female entrepreneurs.
Diversity at every career stage
This stage will establish a peer to peer learning environment through lunchtime conversations with leading STEM industry professionals. The program will identify insights and strategies to address gender barriers, encourage diversity, and support the next generation of industry leaders.
Barriers to diversity create boundaries that inhibit creativity and innovation. Currently, Australia is losing female talent at every stage of the STEM pipeline. The nation urgently needs greater inclusion and participation of women in STEM and entrepreneurship to enable the workforce required to remain at the forefront of global competitiveness.
The cohort of intermediate maths in post-secondary has been on a steady decline through the decade. Lower participation in STEM subjects at school constrains the number of women engaging in the STEM career pipeline. Further STEM studies are inevitably more challenging with limited prerequisite knowledge, which reinforces the importance of early and continued engagement.
The Warren Centre’s Inclusion² program will encourage girls and women to explore STEM fields and entrepreneurship, while addressing diversity challenges.
How you can be involved
The Warren Centre is seeking support from interested organisations through sponsorship of events, case studies and participation by senior executives. Some suggested ways to engage include:
- Sponsor supporting events (panel discussions)
- Commit your organisation as a program participant
- Offer in-kind support through mentors and participants for events to share their insights and experience.
For more information, please contact Alex Harrington, firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form below:
This project received grant funding from the Australian Government.