events and workshops

Throughout the year we run a range of events and workshops to empower our STEM women of colour community. View our upcoming and past events and make sure you book into your preferred session as the places are limited

All workshop and events are managed by our volunteers. 

2021 - Events and Workshops

STEM Resume and Cover Letter

STEM Sisters is proud to be partnering with RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre (SAJC) to bring an online workshop specifically for STEM students and professionals on the process of updating your resume and cover letter.

There is a misunderstanding that a job’s key selection criteria must be completely met in order to be hired for the job. This is the case for many women who do not apply for positions unless they meet 100% of the job criteria (HBR, 2014).

This online workshop covers:

  • What to look for when reading and evaluating job advertisements
  • How to put your best foot forward when marketing yourself to a prospective employer
  • How to identify your transferable skills, even when you do not match ALL the job description
  • How to tailor and check your resumé for relevancy
  • How to write a winning cover letter

All are welcome to this FREE online workshop on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM AEDT

. We highly encourage Women of Colour from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to attend.

A special mention to RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre for offering this workshop to our STEM Sisters community.

Approaching STEM Employers with Confidence

STEM Sisters is proud to be partnering with RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre (SAJC) to bring an online workshop on approaching STEM employers with confidence.

A large number of job opportunities are filled through the “hidden job market”, as ANU recently found.

Learning how to approach employers is a key skill if you want to succeed in a competitive job market. In this interactive workshop, an experienced instructor from RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre will help you learn tips and tricks to build confidence to approach STEM employers and guide you through a process that will enable you to better your job search.

In this online workshop:

  • You will understand what a Unique Value Proposition is and why you need one.
  • You will learn how to approach recruiters via LinkedIn for increased job search success.
  • Cold calling employer approaches will be discussed and then practised with other workshop attendees in a small group setting.

This is an interactive workshop that encourages questions.

All are welcome to this FREE online workshop Thursday 9th Sep 9, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 1 PM. We highly encourage Women of Colour from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to attend.

A special mention to RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre for offering this workshop to our STEM Sisters community.

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Building your Network on LinkedIn for those in STEM

STEM Sisters is proud to be partnering with RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre (SAJC) to bring an online workshop filled with tips and tricks on how to utilise LinkedIn to the maximum.

Are you actually utilising LinkedIn to the fullest?

LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking platform that allows you to stay in touch with your contacts, connects you with recruiters and employers, enables you to conduct job searches, and assists you to give and receive professional references.

An experienced instructor from RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre will help to demystify LinkedIn and show you how to use it to further your professional network and job search.

This session will focus on the following:

  • How to network on LinkedIn in the Australian labour market,
  • How to research the Australian labour market,
  • How to formulate a unique proposition for employers,
  • Tips for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) community on networking locally in Australia.

All are welcome to this FREE online workshop. We highly encourage Women of Colour from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to attend.

A special mention to RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre for offering this workshop to our STEM Sisters community.

LinkedIn for Intermediate Users - STEM

STEM Sisters is proud to be partnering with RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre (SAJC) to bring an online workshop filled with tips and tricks on how to utilise LinkedIn to the maximum.

Are you actually utilising LinkedIn to the fullest?

LinkedIn is a powerful professional networking platform that allows you to stay in touch with your contacts, connects you with recruiters and employers, enables you to conduct job searches, and assists you to give and receive professional references.

An experienced instructor from RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre will help to demystify LinkedIn and show you how to use it to further your professional network and job search.

This session will focus on the following:

  • Personal branding on LinkedIn
  • Effective Executive Summary
  • Building Credibility
  • Basics on how to expand your network

This FREE online workshop is open to all within the STEM Sisters community, however priority is for Women of Colour from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

A special mention to RMIT’s Skills and Jobs Centre for offering this workshop to our STEM Sisters community.

International Women's Day - 2021 with STEM Sisters

STEM Sisters is pleased to be celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021 at Victoria University’s city campus.

International Women’s Day (IWD) marks the celebration of women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s rights and lobby for gender and racial parity.

We at STEM Sisters hope to bring a sense of belongingness amongst women of colour, who have moved here to pursue their careers. We plan on bringing in inspiring stories from women of diverse cultural backgrounds who have been through similar struggles at some point.

A sense of belonging is argued to underpin individual wellbeing, social cohesion, and the development of social capital. As a multicultural society, it is important that all people in Melbourne feel that they belong, irrespective of their cultural background.

Our theme for this event is that #YouBelong. #Belonging is pivotal to feeling like part of the wider community.

The event is open to all and is free of cost. We would be delighted to have you with us!

celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in STEM with STEM Sisters!

STEM Sisters is proud to present a virtual panel event as its first event of 2021!

In this FREE virtual event we plan to bring Women of Colour (WOC) in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) together to discuss the following themes:

  • Navigating your career in STEM,
  • Discussing experiences – good, bad and hopes for the future,
  • STEM job market in Australia – tips and tricks / advice

Hear from some of the leading women in STEM and how they do it!

Our amazing panel members:

Angela Bee Chan Co-Founder of Hackathons International

Suet Koon Lai, Director at PwC

Twishi Gulati, Research Officer at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Nitha Prakash, COO and Senior Psychologist at Psych Press

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.

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