February 11, 2023 marks the eighth annual celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls In Science. Established by the UN General Assembly in 2015, it is a day to recognize the vital role women and girls play in science and technology and to celebrate the critical contributions of women in these areas. It also aims to promote the full and equal participation of women and girls in STEM fields, breaking down barriers to gender equality.
STEM Sisters is committed to the advancement of women and girls in STEM, in Australia. Women and girls of colour in Australia often face a harsh reality when it comes to employment and other opportunities. Race and gender stereotypes and roles can get in the way of personal and professional advancement, and the unemployment rate is much higher among women of colour.
Empowering women and girls of colour with the education and skills to pursue careers in science and technology amplifies their voices and opens doors for their contributions to make lasting economic and sustainable change in their communities.
In honor of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, STEM Sisters Future Me added new two comic books The Vet and Show And Tell that highlights two STEM Careers.