About us

The Girls in STEM Toolkit (The GiST) provides girls and young women with resources to help them understand how their existing skills and interests can link to STEM careers and study pathways. The Toolkit aims to:

  • build girls’ confidence around STEM subjects
  • support teachers and families to engage meaningfully with girls about pursuing careers in STEM
  • showcase STEM programs and activities relating to STEM and provide a range of role models for girls and young women.

The GiST is funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources and managed by Education Services Australia.

The Department has funded further work on the GiST to 2024, to expand upon the existing site and resources based on evidence from a range of evaluation activities. Read about what we found from our 2021 evaluation: