University-led initiatives alleviate STEM gender imbalance

Recent government figures reveal sixty per cent of tertiary graduates last year were women, yet gender imbalance within the STEM industry persists.

During her Master of Information Systems course at the University of Melbourne, digital analyst Neha Soni noticed a near balance between male and female students. Yet Ms Soni is concerned that this balance does not extend to industry. Talking with SBS News, she suggests that University initiatives and programs are encouraging many women to pursue tertiary education in STEM. Listen to the full story here:

The University of Melbourne is home to several programs encouraging women to pursue STEM in their tertiary education, including workshopsRobogals and Women in Science and Engineering.