Access to STEM Education and Infrastructure Careers for Women and Girls in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – CSW63 Side Event
12 Mar 2019 – There are low numbers of women accessing tertiary education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics worldwide. This means fewer women in Technology and Infrastructure careers. This panel of experts from New Zealand will focus on successful case studies of programmes recruiting girls in New Zealand and the Pacific into STEM education and Infrastructure careers, the challenges to retain women, their progress to senior leadership in these sectors and how those barriers can be overcome to empower women.
Darryl-Lee Wendelborn, MD of Beca NZ, and one of the main sponsors for STEMFest 2019 was invited to talk on key themes such as overcoming labels, changing our ways together, and engaging the masses (Time 35:00).
STEMFest NZ was used as an example of the importance of community engagement of the masses. We were thrilled to be included in DL’s speech!
“We see it as a privilege and responsibility to engage and role model to our community what a career in STEM can look like…we get heavily involved with education and industry and local government initiatives which happen at community, things like weekend street festivals on science for kids – called STEMFest in Tauranga…” (Time: 45:00)Darryl-Lee Wendelborn, MD – Beca NZ
You can view the entire event here: