Reporting to the Parliament on STEM

This week I was honoured to be invited to a roundtable discussion in Sydney on STEM education with the Assistant Minister for Education Sussan Ley MP. 

Sitting around a table with VIPs from around the country, there were some interesting discussions about the current state of STEM education in schools, the gaps in our current workforces, with strategies for improving both of these areas put forward from many different perspectives.

I had the opportunity to talk about girls and women in STEM, and what the current challenges are as reported by the research. These are the main points I made:

I’m grateful for the opportunity to share this information with the Prime Minister to hopefully influence some policy change that can change the future of the tech industry by helping us build expertise in our workforce.