To encourage female undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students to pursue a career in STEM, Cicada Innovations’ Project XX is a free, half-day education program that will run on 21 March 2019. The program invites female university students to tap into the knowledge, experience and notable achievements of successful female STEM entrepreneurs.
While there are no lack of female role models in deep tech startups, Cicada would like to see more of them featured in public discussions to encourage future participation of women in this important field.
With this in mind, Project XX seeks to:
- Inspire women to found their own tech startups or to work in a tech startup or scale-up by tapping into Cicada Innovations’ community of female deep tech entrepreneurs
- Increase awareness of the range of opportunities for women arising from STEM education
- Provide female university students with options to consider an alternate career pathway with advanced technology startups
- Provide women with a network of other like-minded women in STEM
Following the workshop, attendees will be invited to stay for drinks, nibbles and networking with other aspiring women entrepreneurs, women studying STEM subjects, other deep technology enthusiasts and workshop facilitators.
Women studying STEM subjects at university are particularly encouraged to attend and explore alternative career paths beyond academia.
Feature image of Dr Michael Whitford, Modular Photonics, and Dr Dharmica Mistry, BCAL Diagnostics, by David Vagg. Applications are now open via this link