Calling All Female Leaders with Media Potential To Advocate for the Supply Chain Profession

8 Jun 2020 4:53 PM | Laynie Kelly

Superstars of STEM is a Government funded program run by Science & Technology Australia, the peak body in science and technology which represents more than 75,000 Australian scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines.

Superstars of STEM program aims to elevate the profiles of women working in as many STEM fields as possible, with a particular focus on those in which women are under-represented. ASCI Members have been invited to join the program to encourage greater representation in industry.

This is either a paid program valued at $2,500 or a scholarship program. Applications for 2021 are open in June!

The first year of the program will focus on professional development through a series of five workshops and the second year will focus on providing participants opportunities to practice their new skills through media and speaking opportunities in schools and on high profile stages.

Applicants must identify as women and be employed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles at any career stage in any sector.

Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents and meet one of the following criteria:

Hold a PhD or higher (Associate Professor, Professor etc.) or;

  • Indigenous Australian with an undergraduate STEM degree and at least 7 years
  • STEM industry experience or:
  • Person with an undergraduate STEM degree and at least 7 years experience working in technology, engineering, mathematics, agriculture, environmental science or geological sciences.

Additionally:

  • A commitment to the two-year Superstars of STEM Program, including the training, practice, networking and mentoring components; and a commitment to participate where possible in opportunities provided to alumni participants throughout the life of the Superstars program
  • A natural aptitude for oral and written communication
  • An interest in building a public and professional profile and in communicating with public audiences through speaking engagements, the media, social media and written material
  • A commitment to being mentored
  • A commitment to becoming a long-term role model for girls and young women in and thinking of entering the STEM sector
  • Willing to organise to speak at least three and up to five high schools, with support from the program

Participants will be selected to ensure geographic and discipline diversity in the program as well as representation from all career stages and a range of sectors, including public, private, and academic.

ASCI's vision for this partnership is that ASCI Members will advocate for the supply chain management profession and bring an increased number of women for future generations.

Click here to receive more information about the application process.

This program runs concurrently with ASCI's partnered program with Four PL which involves working with Year 13 to create a career pathway into Supply Chain Management for the next generation. This website, which receives 1.5 million students each year, will become the go-to destination for the Superstars of STEM advocates when they visit schools under the two year program.

 


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