Right now, all roads lead to STEM. The acronym for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries is everywhere, in large part thanks to a growing demand for workers in STEM-related jobs.
At last count, it was estimated that 8.65 million STEM workers are currently needed. However, despite the dire need for skills, women are largely underrepresented, making up only 16 per cent of Australian STEM workers.
This is something Bauer Media and our brands — The Australian Women's Weekly, ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR, Woman's Day, Australian House & Garden, Gourmet Traveller, Real Living and more — are committed to changing.
Along with our proud partner, Elucent Skincare, we're joining forces with an esteemed panel of judges, including Girl Geek Academy co-founder and CEO Sarah Moran, Elucent Skincare microbiologist Alexandra Kite and Editor-in-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly Nicole Byers, to help find the next superwoman of STEM, who will receive a $20,000 grant to kick-start her new STEM career.
"Approximately 75 per cent of all future jobs require STEM skills and knowledge, so it's imperative that we continue to educate young people on the importance of these careers," says Kite, who is passionate about finding the next generation of beauty scientists to join her.
"STEM underpins our country's healthcare, infrastructure, resources, export, manufacturing, food production and so much more — and it's important that women and young girls are able to recognise their contributions in these careers."
Are you the next superwoman of STEM? Do you know someone who is keen to expand their skill set and kick-start a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? Enter below for your chance to win a $20,000 grant to support your career in STEM.
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