Stevie Award-winner Rebecca Bendikov is the Head of Marketing at Lumination, where she works to inspire and educate teachers on how to incorporate emerging technologies into the classroom through storytelling and building community. Doing so will in turn contribute to the development of students' abilities in an evolving technological landscape. Rebecca’s work represents her great passion for forming the “sparking the lightbulb moment” in young Australian women and girls when introducing them to careers in STEM.
Prior to her Stevie Award nomination, Rebecca’s job was to develop a marketing strategy for the STEM Innovation Lab built by Lumination. The STEM Innovation Lab is a space where students engage with emerging technologies to solve real-world problems including waste management, climate change, accessibility, and sustainability – all vital issues in today’s world. Rebecca developed the marketing collateral for the Lab, including a highly successful testimonial video, brochures, a website, as well as several Symposium events designed to bring school principals and decision makers into the space to foster brand awareness and develop networks with schools.
Rebecca took the STEM Innovation Lab from concept to reality. Due to Rebecca’s marketing work, the STEM Innovation Labs are being built by Lumination in all new government schools across South Australia, each of these contacts averages around $350,000 AUD. Her achievements are significant as she was new to the industry and still managed to adapt effectively and encapsulate the learning outcomes to reach a broad variety of teachers across South Australia. Now, many students across South Australia are to benefit from being exposed to new technologies and experiences. Since earning her Stevie Award, Rebecca has continued her amazing work and taken the role of Head of Education Programs at Lumination. Recently, she founded Beam Camp, a holiday program that engages primary students, regardless of gender or background with emerging technologies. The program gives students the opportunity to develop new skills in coding, VR, AR, AI, and robotics to take back to the classroom and hopefully inspire them for a future career in STEM.
Rebecca Bendikov won the Silver Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in Asia, Australia or New Zealand.
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