International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today is The International Day for Women and Girls in Science.  To mark the occasion, we asked some of our leading women, across the business, to share what they love about being a woman in STEM.

Claire Wilson, Principal Planner, Group Performance & Improvement, shares: “Science encourages curiosity and critical thinking. These are really important attributes for everyone, but especially for young women who are making their mark on the world.”

Julie Kalynka, Head of Technology, Potash, says: “There is always a business problem to solve, a process to improve, efficiencies to gain, it’s an exciting field to be in.”

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science was first declared in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly. The dedication of this day aims to help achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

"In a rapidly changing and complex world, BHP’s future success will rely on an educated and diverse workforce with people who are innovative, resilient, problem solvers and critical thinkers. BHP is focused to attract and build long lasting careers for women in STEM fields." Laura Tyler, Chief Technical Officer.

BHP’s commitment to inclusion and diversity is industry leading and remains unchanged – we aspire to a gender-balanced workforce by 2025. We are focused on attracting and retaining women in STEM fields and are exploring more ways to invest in national skills building and entry-level pathways to build diverse long-term talent pipelines for STEM roles. 

We are committed to develop strategies and prioritise funding that makes our work, workers and workplaces more accessible, culturally safe and inclusive.

Learn more about The International Day for Women and Science.