Monday, 30 January 2017
Deputy Premier and Women's Interests Minister Liza Harvey said the grant would support a suite of initiatives to encourage more women and girls to pursue education and careers in the traditionally male dominated science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields.
"The fastest growing occupations are in STEM fields. They are no longer the jobs of the future, they are the jobs of today," Ms Harvey said.
"Yet women remain under-represented in training and careers for many STEM related fields for reasons ranging from stereotyping, gender bias and a need for flexible and inclusive workplaces.
"Our economy cannot thrive with a significant percentage of the population left behind. Supporting women's participation in these fields will not only improve their economic independence, it will benefit us all."
The funding would support four WiTWA initiatives:
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