Jemena and the Australian Resources and Energy Group (AMMA) have teamed up to encourage a greater uptake of STEM-based careers among young women.
The initiative comes in celebration of 11 February’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science and will see female professionals from Jemena speak to Melbourne school students.
Jemena’s Jesse Mills said it was well demonstrated that greater diversity in the workplace makes business sense and leads to better outcomes.
“We know people’s preferences for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based subjects and careers develop at a very young age, and that positive role models can play an important part in encouraging people to pursue science and maths at school which can lead to meaningful and rewarding careers in STEM-based organisations,” she said.
The school visits are part of AMMA’s Bright Future STEM primary school program and will include females in the digital innovation and network control room space from Jemena.
“The Jemena role models will tell the story about their own career pathway and why they love working in the resources and energy sector,” said AMMA Director Operations Tara Diamond.
“Female role models are so important to ignite a passion for STEM in girls, empowering them to pursue STEM studies and take advantage of the many opportunities for jobs of the future.”
For more information visit the Jemena website.
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