“Robogals” – boosting the number of girls studying science and engineering

Apricot was engaged by Worley Parsons to strengthen their global relationship with Robogals.


WorleyParsons is a multi-national engineering firm that supports a variety of community-based programs around the world. As part of its commitment to building greater diversity in the engineering profession, WorleyParsons has partnered with Robogals, an international student-led organisation, headquartered in Australia, that encourages girls to study science and engineering in high school.

Robogals has experienced rapid growth since it began in 2008, growing from one chapter at University of Melbourne to a global network of 31 chapters across six countries. To date 34,200 students have been introduced to the potential of careers in engineering and technology through the Robogals programs. The organisation is continuing to grow with increasing interest from around the world to establish new chapters.

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The WorleyParsons Foundation has engaged Apricot Consulting to provide mentoring to the Robogals executive to help build their capacity to strategically and sustainably manage their global expansion.

A key focus has been to assist Robogals to develop new strategies to deepen engagement and involvement of corporate stakeholders across the Robogals network and achieve greater impact at the global level.


Apricot is working closely with the Robogals global CEO and the Asia Pacific executive team to review its current corporate engagement practices. This evaluation has been successful in highlighting new opportunities for multi-national partners to leverage the growing global Robogals network. It has also identified gaps in the organisation’s governance structure that may be limiting these opportunities.

The next phase of the project is to work with the Global Board to help transition the business from its current structure to a more open network to allow greater engagement of corporate partners at the global level.