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The Women in STEM and Trades Pledge

Last updated: 7/02/2017 10:45 PM
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​The Department of Local Government and Communities' Women in STEM and Trades Pledge encourages Western Australian businesses, community organisations, public sector agencies and individuals to support increased training and career opportunities for girls and women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields and trades.

Female participation in STEM training and careers is significantly lower than male participation, particularly in non-health, engineering and related technologies, and information technology fields. Women are also significantly underrepresented in trades training and trades workforces. 

By taking the Pledge, an organisation or individual commits to supporting women in STEM and Trades:


  • recognise the benefits to women, organisations and the Western Australian economy of more women working in STEM fields and trades.
  • support increased opportunities for women to undertake training and pursue careers in STEM fields and trades.

Take the Women in STEM and Trades pledge

Next steps after taking the Pledge

  • You will receive a confirmation email, and later a certificate, acknowledging your commitment to supporting women in STEM and trades.
  • Your organisation/name will be listed on the honour roll, with a hyperlink to your organisation's website if applicable.
  • You are invited to share initiatives in your organisation which support women in STEM and trades.
  • Please use the below resources to promote your support for women in STEM and trades.


Honour roll

The following individuals and organisations have committed to the Women in STEM and Trades Pledge:


  • Sarah White, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Radio Astronomy
  • Emma Stevenson, Electrical and Instrument Technician
  • Kathy Miller, Chemical Services Supervisor, QA/QC, Research Scientist, etc, (industrial chemist)
  • Pia Turcinov, Co-chair, Women in Technology WA
  • Daniela Mattheys, Co-chair, Women in Technology WA
  • Alex Atkins, Manager - Risk at Deloitte
  • Justine Teggelove, CEO
  • Helen Cripps, Lecturer researcher
  • Ivy Clark, Solution Architect
  • Sophie Leith, Contract Owner - Oil and Gas Maintenance Operations
  • Dr. Christine Creagh, Senior Lecturer in Physics and Nanotechnology
  • Erica Urquiaga, Process Operator
  • Meryl Jones, Resource Analyst
  • Asha Stabback, Community Director
  • Jag Strachan, Chair - Women in Engineering (WiEWA)
  • Jo Saunders, LinkedIn and social media consultant
  • Aye Chan Lwin