We are celebrating International Women's Day 2017 with a couple of inspiring announcements
At EWB we believe that diversity and equality not only create a richer society, they also help to foster innovation, inspiration and solutions that help us solve some of the globe's great challenges. We believe that women in engineering will play a vital role in solving these challenges.
At EWB Australia has a female membership of 36%? That's three times the engineering industry average and we want to inspire more diversity across the sector.
We're working with Origin Foundation to inspire young women into STEM!
We're really excited to be working with Origin Foundation researching why organisations like ours have such high levels of female involvement! We hope to use these findings to have greater understanding of the pathways we can create to inspire young women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers.
We had a chat with some of EWB's most inspiring young STEM leaders!
We're partnering with Mecca Brands to provide $15,000 for projects inspiring young women into STEM!
We are so excited to announce to team up with Mecca Brands this International Women's Day to support one young female EWBr to develop their leadership skills and receive $15,000 for a project inspiring more young women into STEM (Science, Technology, Education and Maths).
Yes, we said $15,000!Also, you'll receive $5,000 worth of personal development! So now's the time to #BeBoldForChange.
“ MECCA Brands is delighted to partner with Engineers Without Borders and through MECCA M-Power, support the humanitarian vision and continued passion of a young female Australian engineer. The world needs more women in STEM, Australia needs more women in STEM.”- Jo Horgan, Founder and co-CEO, MECCA Brands.
"EWB is thrilled to partner with MECCA to shine the spotlight on females making a real difference through STEM. EWB recognises that diversity in STEM brings fresh thinking and innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges." – Pete Baynard-Smith, EWB Australia CEO
More info and applications are open for this great prize.
So this International Women's Day let's #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017