Founder of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation, Jenine Beekhuyzen, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to young girls’ careers in STEM. We believe it’s refreshing for young girls to have an inspirational female role model like Jenine to look up to as we strive for more gender equality in the technology industry.
Since its formation in 2014, the Tech Girls Movement Foundation have engaged with over 10,000 young girls, giving them the tools and confidence to pursue a career in STEM. As a workforce with a strong female contingent, GWI is a proud long-term partner of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation.
After discovering that many girls opt out of STEM subjects by the age of six, the Tech Girls Movement Foundation have made it their mission to inspire young girls to realise their potential in the technology industry. Their programs and resources have been distributed in schools nationwide and are designed to get young girls excited about technology by counteracting the negative stereotypes of women in STEM through powerful female characters.
Our work with the organisation so far has seen the support of girls who may otherwise not be able to afford to participate or gain access to their helpful programs. GWI also assisted the growth of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation through executing a successful brand refresh and enhancing their placement in the STEM education sector. This has allowed them to broaden their reach to areas in regional and remote Queensland, ensuring every young girl has equal opportunity to realise their potential to be a leader in the technology sector.
We will continue our work with the Tech Girls Movement Foundation in the future as we all move to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders in STEM.