Creating Connections is a biennial conference for science, engineering and technology students and professionals. The conference covers topics on gender diversity and aims to engage meaningful dialogue about diversity in science, engineering and technology disciplines. This in turn builds capacity for individuals and organizations to engage in transformative and long‐lasting change in STEM fields. This conference began as a symposium and has now grown into four biennial conferences gaining audiences of hundreds of STEM professionals, academics and students. The audience includes people of all genders, people in career transition, managers and human resource professionals, and members of the wider community.