The STEM SISTERS’ AMBASSADOR PROGRAM STEM aims to provide talented and ambitious female international students who study in STEM fields at major universities in Victoria with the opportunities to enhance their professional skills and to feel more connected studying and living in Victoria.
Women, especially those that are from a different cultural background, still face unemployment due to the existence of inequality and discrimination that continues to be a barrier. STEM Sisters is passionate to address this issue and has developed the Ambassador Program in order to assist international female students. They aim to help these women in gaining their confidence back, whilst preparing them for future employment opportunities.
the story behind
STEM Sisters’ student ambassador program aims to provide talented and ambitious female international students who study in STEM fields, at major universities in Victoria, with the opportunities to enhance their professional skills and to feel more connected studying and living in Victoria. Through the training events, STEM Sisters ambassadors will gain from industry professionals and through outreach opportunities to give back to the community to feel valued and become more confident about pursuing their studies and careers in the Australian STEM industry.
Ambassadors will be provided with 5 training sessions. Each session will run for 3 hours. The aim of these sessions is to improve professional skills by providing the students with industry exposure and real-world insights in order to prepare them for their future careers.
Three events will be delivered on-campus in order for ambassadors to work with STEM Sisters’ event team and partners to deliver impactful events to connect to a wider range of student cohorts at their universities. These events may also be carried out online depending on the circumstances at the time.
The outreach event will be held for local primary schools. The purpose of an outreach event is to increase awareness of this issue and encourage girls in primary school students to take up one of the STEM subjects which leads to a STEM career in the future. Through this, we can aim to avoid gender and cultural inequality in STEM fields.
Career and Leadership Development
Increase Social and Professional Connections
Overcome Cultural Barriers
Increases the Opportunity for Employment in STEM
Interaction with Industry Professionals in Australia
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Acknowledgment of Country
STEM Sisters, recognises and respects the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Boonwurrung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri of the Kulin who are the traditional owners of land in Victoria.