A career orientation project for year 7 & 8 students
The Girls' Day - the biggest career orientation project for girls worldwide - comes to Australia! The aim of this campaign is to expand the range of career choices of women and to promote diversity in the workplace. Girls from years 7 and 8 have the opportunity to visit companies and universities and accompany women working in a STEM field or in a leadership position.
The date for Girls' Day 2021 will be announced here at the beginning of the year.
More Diversity and Equal Opportunities
In Australia only 24.5% of STEM graduates are women. A lot of female students choose their profession depending on gender, influenced by social role models and not based on their individual interests and skills. Girls’ Day offers female students the opportunity to look into professions they don´t give enough consideration.
In addition to the Girls´Day itself teaching materials are available. As part of a series of posters portraying women in STEM, the Competence Center Technology-Diversity-Equal Chances has interviewed women who work in this field. Worksheets on these interviews can be downloaded here: