The below information is for schools and teachers to promote The Innovators’ Tea Party 2021 programs. These resources are also available via our schools info pack which can be downloaded via this link:
The Innovators’ Tea Party 2021 Programs
Women in STEM inspiring the next generation
A series of free events for high school students
We create unique opportunities for local high school students to engage with some of WA’s female leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
Who we are: The Innovators’ Tea Party
The Innovators’ Tea Party Inc. (TITP) is a WA-based not-for-profit organisation, which aims to encourage more young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). We link successful female scientists, engineers and innovators with high school students in order to promote STEM-focused careers. Our mentors come from a range of backgrounds and work in a range of industries, and all of them are passionate about promoting their field to future innovators. Our events are open to all students within the ticketed year levels.
“The best thing about this event was meeting inspiring and amazing women and being in a room surrounded by like-minded people. I often feel like an outcast at school because I’m smart and it’s considered ‘uncool’ to be smart. But the energy in the room was so wonderful that I finally felt like I was valued and not alone.” – Student
Some of our mentors are fresh out of university so can give insight into course selection and job seeking, while others have decades of experience and are technical experts and industry leaders. Our events have attracted the attendance of hundreds of students and mentors alike in the past 4 years.
“The best thing about this event was the mentors – all so enthusiastic and passionate about their fields! Also, for my daughter, seeing other young women and students excited about Science.” – Parent
In 2021 we are offering 2 types of programs which are detailed on the second page of this information pack. The schedule for these events can be found on our website and will be updated throughout the year as we lock in our calendar.
If you have any questions about our programs or would like to host an Inspire in 5 event for the wider community at your school, don’t hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs for years 7-9
This event is a presentation-style experience, where students, teachers, parents and guardians will see 5-minute presentations from a number of different Women in STEM Mentors. After the 1hr presentation session, there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask questions via an interactive panel discussion. The fields that are covered by each session are published on our website prior to the event.
Programs for years 10-12
Our speed networking sessions give older students the opportunity to speak 1-1 with our Women in STEM mentors, with conversations tailored to their needs and interests. Students have a few minutes to talk to each mentor before moving on to the next, covering a diverse range of career pathways and specialisations. Some of our speed-networking sessions are themed for students of a particular interest area, while others cover the broadest range of STEM fields possible.
Tickets to these events are free, but registration is compulsory. Students are recommended to register as soon as possible as previous events have booked out. A link to the registration system for each separate event is available on our website.
To ensure that these opportunities are made available to as many students as possible, there are registration limitations on each of our events – these can be found on our website and are specific to each event.
We are proud to have a database of 500+ WA leaders and technical experts who are willing to volunteer their time to promote STEM careers to students. For each event we curate our Women in STEM Mentor team to ensure the interests of students are met, while showcasing future workforce opportunities specific to the WA economy.
To ensure all the details are correct, we encourage schools to copy the below text to promote our free programs to students. This can be posted in daily notices, newsletters, social media posts etc.
For Inspire in 5 Events
Learn about careers in STEM!
Inspire in 5 is a careers event for students in years 7-9 on the evening of [Insert Date Here] and FREE registrations are now open. Join us at [Insert Venue Here] to hear several short presentations from women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths fields. You will have the opportunity to learn how rewarding a career in STEM can be! This is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about STEM careers and be inspired by industry professionals. Visit the website to learn more and register your place: www.innovatorsteaparty.org
For Speed Networking Events
Learn about careers in STEM!
The Innovators’ Tea Party is a free speed-networking event for students in years 10 – 12 who are interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The event will be attended by a number of Women in STEM Mentors who are all passionate about their fields & sharing their career stories. There are several 90min speed-networking sessions to choose from on [Insert Date Here] at [Insert Venue Here]. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about STEM careers and be mentored by industry professionals. Visit our website to learn more and register your place: www.innovatorsteaparty.org