The It Takes a Spark Conferences were created to spark the interest of and empower girls (Year 4 – 10) around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). Research shows that girls start to turn off from these subjects from around Grade 3-4 for a number of reasons. Part of it is because of peer pressure, part of it is because of unconscious parental and teacher biases and beliefs about girls, and part of it is because teachers’ ability to teach STEM for all students. Our intent for these conferences is to inspire and spark girls and their teachers so they can authentically connect with the thinking and leadership required for our future. Bottom line – we want to make it cool and fun to be interested in these subjects!
Event Cost: FREE event!