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.
The Girls´Day on 12 June 2020 had to be canceled due to the difficult situation in connection with the novel coronavirus, but the teaching resources can be used in any case.
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: