"Supporting women STEM students and researchers is not only an essential part of America’s strategy to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world; it is also important to women themselves."
STEM careers provide exciting opportunities for breaking the norm and offering upward mobility and economic security to women and minorities; groups disproportionately affected by poverty. The following guide provides an insider’s look at STEM industries, explores why women and minorities have traditionally been underrepresented in these fields and what is being done to change the status quo. (Center for Online Education)
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. (National Girls Collaborative Project).
"Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. . . Computing is where the jobs are — and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women."
SciGirls is a [PBS] television show for kids ages 8-12 that showcases bright, curious real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives. (National Girls Collaborative Project)
The vision of the NGCP is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
STEM organizations for women and girls are valuable resources; empowering women to get involved with STEM in their hobbies, studies, and careers, and educating them to better understand all of their options. (LadyBoss.com)
There are lots of STEM events girls can attend. Museums and universities hold “open days” to teach girls about how STEM can be used in cool, new ways. There are also STEM summer camps and programs that girls from all over the world can attend. (LadyBoss.com)