Be 'inspired by curiosity'

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This event will explore females in STEM careers with a particular emphasis on the importance of mathematics required for success. Students will hear from leading industry experts in a range of fields about their experiences working in a STEM focused career.

Presenters will share their stories; the journey they took, the contributions they have made, the impact of being a female, tips for success, and how to overcome obstacles along the way.

There will be a particular emphasis on the importance of mathematics in VCE subject selection, university degrees and in STEM careers.

An interactive panel discussion will follow.





Year 8 to 12 girls who are interested in pursuing a future in STEM careers.

Gold Sponsor 2018





Friday 3 August 2018, 9am-12:45pm




Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School




$15 per student (MAV member school)

$19 per student (non-MAV member school)


To register, click here.

Speakers and program include:




  • Master of Ceremonies: Felicity Fury, Machinam, Power of Engineering
  • Opening address by Dr Sue Barrell, Chief Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology


  • Taryn James, Ford
  • Sharon Lai, Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Chivonne Hollis, CHT Architects
  • TBC, Thales


Morning tea


  • Kimberley Whitehead, VEC Civil Engineering
  • Kirsten Pilatti, Breast Cancer Network Australia


Interactive panel discussion

12 to 12:45pm  


  • Ford, Gold Sponsor
  • Felicity Furey, Machinam

Speaker Bios can be found here.

Our partners for this event are:

Gold Sponsor 2018


Supporting Partners - 2018

Australian Government. Bureau of Meteorology The Power of Engineering Breast CAncer Network Australia
VEC LOGO CHT Architects Reserve Bank of Australia
Ivanhoe Girlss Grammar School THALES Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

Student Testimonials:

I have a real passion for science and would love to become a Geologist, so attending this event allowed me to see what kind of careers I can do in the scientific field.

I found mathematics difficult and couldn't really see why it was important in the long run. I was so wrong!

Be prepared to give things a go, don't worry if you do not know what you want to do in a career, take time to find the thing that you are passionate about but keep on with your STEM studies.

The variety of careers, and understanding that Engineering is not just a few types, but many and varied. Use of Maths is important in those careers.


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