The STEM Sisters Mentoring Program provides International female student mentees with the opportunity to increase their understanding of the industry sector, strengthen their skills to be successful within any of STEM industries and extend their professional network.
Customised matches of mentors and mentees will be based on areas of interest and career goals. With the opportunity to gain some valuable experience and insight into how to overcome challenges and barriers that might be affecting young mentees. Mentors have the opportunity to give back to the industry, share their experience and support fantastic young engineers early in their careers.
Our inaugural mentoring program summary
In 2020 students across 10 universities participated in STEM Sisters Mentoring program from a range of STEM academic backgrounds. The dedicated 12 week program for students offered workshops to help develop skillsets, hear from leaders in the industry, tailored sessions and an opportunity to meet their peers and work collaboratively.
What our mentees are saying
The following feedback was shared by our mentees about our inaugural mentoring program in 2020.
“Every aspect of the program was a great experience, the fortnightly sessions were exciting, and I learned a lot about the IT industry and got introduced to many successful people in IT who did not have IT background (like myself).”
“The best piece of advice that my mentor has shared with me is to ‘try everything’. This is in regard to me not turning down opportunities without giving them a try as you never know where they will lead you!”
“Coming into the sessions and meeting the other mentees has been such a highlight. I have formed some good friends from this program, and we have all shared this incredible experience. I am grateful to STEM Sisters and their commitment to support women of colour in STEM.”
“My mentor taught me a lot of valuable skills to help me with my career and life in general. I learned new things from her in every meeting, but the best advice was when she asked me to write down my achievements. At first I didn’t understand how it was going to be useful but with time I learned how to look at myself from a different perspective and that helped me have more confidence in myself.”
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.