We’re committed to being part of the solution
Project F gives a percentage of profits from recruitment fees and all proceeds from ticket sales for F Factor events to not-for-profit organisation Robogals who are bringing girls into technology careers.
We believe we are as obligated as our clients to seeding the future pipeline.
In Australia women make up 28% of the STEM workforce, with only 14% in engineering. Decreasing the gender disparity in STEM fields provides more opportunity for women to generate fair income, as well as encouraging professional environments that are safer and more productive for women.
Robogals is global not for profit who run engineering and technology workshops free-of-charge in their local communities, focusing on encouraging girls from primary to secondary school to explore an interest, as well as cultivate self-confidence, in these areas.
Introducing female engineering students to girls at a young age also provides visibility to female role models, of which there is a significant deficit in the STEM field. The lack of relatable role models has been identified as a cause of low uptake for minorities in all professional and academic fields.
Regional initiatives such as The Robogals Challenge (EMEA) and Pathways Into Engineering (APAC) provide engagement outside of our workshops. These programs encourage self-learning and foster a long-term exposure to the engineering community at large.