Change 09

Girls in STEM

A more diverse future = a better future.

When a young woman puts up her hand for STEM, we all win. Better outcomes are achieved when we approach a problem from many perspectives – people from diverse backgrounds with different life experiences, see what others can’t.

That’s why our Origin Energy Foundation is working to address the gender imbalance in STEM. Origin volunteers are opening up pathways by bringing real-world STEM to life in the classrooms around Australia, showing young people how science and engineering can improve lives.

Here are a few ways you can help address the gender imbalance:

  • Stamp out Imposter Syndrome by providing specific and actionable feedback that gives clarity about why performance was good, great or even exceptional.
  • Let young women know that they can achieve success in STEM by elevating stories of previous and current female excellence.
  • Encourage a growth mindset to foster an environment in which girls understand that intelligence expands with learning and experience.

Women have a rightful place in the lab, in the field, and in the room solving massive, complex scientific and engineering problems.

Want to learn more about how you can help? Check out geophysicist, Emma Brand’s blog.