International Day for Girls and Women in Science 2021

Victoria Nature Festival

Explore education and career opportunities and challenges for girls and women in science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics (STEM) in this inspiring and dynamic discussion.

Young girl looking through binoculers over a river or stream
The low representation of women and girls in STEM is a significant barrier to achieving our scientific potential. Many STEM activities support the development of women and girls in Victoria yet are difficult to access. 

This inspiring and dynamic discussion on the importance of girls and women in science explores education and career opportunities and the challenges for girls and women in science, technology, engineering, medicine, and mathematics (STEM). 

A senior forum of panellists and speakers celebrated the 2021 International Day for Women and Girls in Science, by discussing STEM and connecting to secondary students and teachers streaming live into the classroom and to a range of interested participants at different stages in their careers. Students, young people, and teachers can now watch the recording from anywhere, at any time, and be inspired. 

This event was delivered by the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability Victoria in partnership with the Royal Society of Victoria. The event is also a collaboration between the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability, Victoria’s Lead Scientist, and Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist. 

View and share the recording with young Victorians! 

Visit the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability’s website for the latest on independent environmental science reporting in Victoria.

The ' Women and Girls in STEM Map ' launched by the Victorian Government in 2021, shows a range of programs available to Victorian women and girls. This is an important new resource for a person’s STEM education, from primary school through to their professional career, enabling more women and girls to pursue a career in STEM.

Learn more about Women and girls in Science