Stem Education And Women Entrepreneurs In Technology Enterprises: Explorations From Australia

Edward Elgar
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High-growth Women’s Entrepreneurship, 2019, pp. 78 - 108
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The objective of this chapter is to draw attention to the relationship between STEM education and women’s enterprenurship in technology enterprises. By using Australia as a case study, our explorative analysis of secondary data shows how Australia has relatively improved, with gains in the level of women’s involvement in STEM education, while it still has to overcome a chasm for women then proceeding from being a STEM alumni into actually becoming an enterpreneur in technology startups. We specifically point out an institutional intervention in STEM education, the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative. The chapter concludes with a discussion and suggestions for further studies.
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