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.
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.
Registration for Schools
Girls' Day 2019 took place on 19 June. Further dates will be announced on this website. Girls in years 7 and 8 can participate. German language skills are not required. Please contact us if you´d like to participate at Girls' Day 2020.
Registration for Companies and Universities
The Goethe-Institut invites companies and universities to open their doors for year 7 & 8 students. More information is available here: Information and Registration for Girls´Day Hosts Girls' Day Host's Guide Teaching resources
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:
In addition, download here the preparation sheet for students: