New directory will assist women and girls with STEM activities

A directory that identifies opportunities for girls to get exposure to science, technology and engineering is now available on the Ministry for Women website.

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People with science, technology and engineering qualifications are in demand, yet in New Zealand, women make up just 23 percent of people employed in IT and about 13 percent of people employed as engineers.

The directory identifies initiatives, programmes and associations through which young girls and women can Learn, Discover and Connect about science, technology and engineering.

safe_imageEncouraging more women into science, technology and engineering-related careers meets demand for skilled workers and provides opportunity for women to secure sustainable, well paid employment.

The Ministry hopes this list of initiatives will help women and girls to learn more about what is available in New Zealand.

The list is by no means comprehensive and the Ministry is encouraging others to add their initiative to the directory.

The directory can be found at



Angela Davis | Senior Policy Analyst | | Tel 04 916 5850 |

Ministry for Women | Level 9 | 22 The Terrace | PO Box 10049 | Wellington 6143 |