STEM for Her engages girls and young women through a variety of initiatives, including GIT Career Planning and Development Seminars, to inspire young women to Engage in a STEM future. These programs are designed to introduce them to the breadth of opportunity in STEM and get them excited about engaging in STEM-specific careers.
Program Description and Results
An all-day seminar was held in June 2016 for young women in college. The seminar focused on providing the tools and skills necessary to identify career opportunities in STEM fields, including resume building, exploring career options and interview training. The event included a small group of approximately 15 women meeting at Microsoft facilities in Washington, D.C.
Due to the success of the seminar and feedback from participants, the program is being expanded in 2017 to reach a broader number of young women. These types of programs are instrumental in creating opportunities for young women and feeding the pipeline of STEM professionals for regional businesses.
“Being around women doing amazing jobs and succeeding was inspiring.” – 2016 GIT Program Participant