News and Blog

News and Blog

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Debbie Miller – pr@STEMforHer.org

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Fairfax, VA 22046

STEM for Her Scholarship Program now accepting applications!

STEM for Her Scholarship Program now accepting applications!

As part of our ongoing initiative to help young women pursue careers in STEM, we know that to increase opportunities, we must remove barriers wherever possible, including financial. That is why STEM for Her is launching two $5,000 annual scholarships named after women very near and dear to the SFH family, Louise Peabody and Dede Haskins. They were both shining examples of leaders helping young women in STEM, and we couldn't be more proud to recognize them with this program.

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Announcing STEM for Her Virtual Programs!

Announcing STEM for Her Virtual Programs!

We are delighted to announce the inaugural series of the STEM for Her Virtual Programs.

View the video from the first program!

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We want to take a moment to acknowledge the pain and tragedy engulfing our country. The senseless and unjust killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others have illuminated the long and disturbing history of racial and social injustice that communities of color have experienced in this country. We are heartbroken that our Black and Brown fellow human beings still face rampant violence and inequities.

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What I’ve Learned from Being Part of the STEM for Her Community

What I’ve Learned from Being Part of the STEM for Her Community

As a high school senior interested in technology, I have faced the gender gap many more times than most would expect. From international math camps in middle school to my high school robotics team, I've experienced the imbalance in participation in technology first-hand.

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What I Wish I Knew When I Was in High School and College

What I Wish I Knew When I Was in High School and College

What do I wish I knew about being a software engineer/lead technologist when I was in high school or college? Answers by Srikanthi Somayajula, Senior Lead Technologist for Booz||Allen||Hamilton.

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Professors Are People, Too

Professors Are People, Too

When I started college, I did not talk to my professors. They were the founts of knowledge at the front of the lecture hall, and students were to be receivers of this knowledge. I had this idea that it was a one-way street, rather than the dialog that it really should have been.

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What Advice Would You Give Yourself?

What Advice Would You Give Yourself?

What advice would you give yourself when you were in middle or high school or college? Answers from STEM for Her Advisory Council Member, Angela Leimkuhler Moran, PhD.

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STEM for Her Announces Launch of New Advisory Council

STEM for Her Announces Launch of New Advisory Council

STEM for Her (SFH),  a non-profit foundation ranked sixth best STEM organization for women and girls1, announced today the launch of its new Advisory Council, a group of committed professional leaders who have a passion for our work and mission. SFH employs education and engaging programs to create awareness and help prepare girls and young women to pursue successful STEM-related careers.

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2019 Annual Holiday Giving Gala

2019 Annual Holiday Giving Gala

Join STEM for Her in celebrating the holidays and network with business and technology leaders from the DC metro area while supporting girls and young women pursuing STEM-related careers. Meet some of the young women who have benefited from STEM-related programs, and help us say thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who have made STEM for Her programs successful throughout the year. 

We are SOLD-OUT of 2019 Annual Holiday Gala tickets - no walk-ins will be accepted.

Learn more about the event and browse the auction items here.

A Life Well-Lived

A Life Well-Lived

We celebrate the life of our dear friend and colleague, Louise Peabody
She will be remembered for her spirit, passion, dedication and commitment to our mission

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Support STEM for Her during Do More 24

Support STEM for Her during Do More 24

On Thursday, May 17, join the movement to support STEM for Her during the Do More 24 Annual Day of Giving by United Way...  

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Supporting women and girls throughout Women’s History Month!

Supporting women and girls throughout Women’s History Month!

We’ve had a lot going on this month and would like to share it with you...

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Today is International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day

On this day, we want to celebrate by sharing inspiring quotes from amazing women that are part of our partner companies and who make it possible for us to continue to support girls in STEM.

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You’re Invited: Annual WIT Holiday Giving Gala supporting STEM for Her

You’re Invited: Annual WIT Holiday Giving Gala supporting STEM for Her

Join Women in Technology and STEM for Her in celebrating the holidays and networking with business and technology leaders from the DC metro area while supporting girls and young women pursuing STEM-related careers.

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Annual Report Now Available

Annual Report Now Available

The past year was a year of growth for STEM for Her, both internally and within the community, as we reached and exceeded many milestones.

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Join us for Macy's Shop For a Cause Charity Challenge

Join us for Macy's Shop For a Cause Charity Challenge

Support STEM for Her during the Macy's Shop For a Cause Charity Challenge through August 9!  Macy's annual Shop For a Cause is a nationwide charity shopping event to benefit local and national organizations. 

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Support us for Do More 24

Support us for Do More 24

On Thursday June 8th, join the movement to support STEM for Her during the Do More 24 Annual Day of Giving event by the United Way.  Your support helps us fund and provide mentoring programs, scholarships and other life-changing opportunities that encourage girls to pursue successful STEM-related careers. 

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Full House for Hidden Figures

Full House for Hidden Figures

Not everyone has an opportunity to be exposed to heroes in STEM - those who define our dreams and our careers. STEM for Her seeks to expose all girls in the DC metro area to women to look up to, in order to inspire and further cement their interest in STEM fields. With the release of Hidden Figures, a film about three female African American mathematicians and engineers working for NASA in the 1950s, we are able to see the tenacity, strength and genius these three women embodied and the path they forged for girls everywhere.  

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Interview with STEM for Her Honorary Board Chair, Dede Haskins

Interview with STEM for Her Honorary Board Chair, Dede Haskins

Each month we will share an interview with a STEM for Her board member to provide a glimpse into our organization, why we think it’s a great cause, and what you can do to help us!

Dede Haskins is currently the Chair of the Honorary Board for STEM for Her and most recently worked as an independent consultant for some of the area’s fastest growing companies. Dede’s efforts for STEM for Her started with Women in Technology (WIT). After serving as the Chair of Membership for two years starting in 2001, she became President Elect for WIT in 2003, and then President of WIT in 2004 and 2005. In 2008, Dede became the Chair of STEM for Her (it had spun off from WIT in 2003).

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MicroStrategy and Datastrong Host “STEM for Her” Race at Upcoming MicroStrategy World™ User Conference

MicroStrategy and Datastrong Host “STEM for Her” Race at Upcoming MicroStrategy World™ User Conference

TYSONS CORNER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that it will sponsor and host a 5K run in association with Datastrong, a BI and data warehousing solutions provider, on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at MicroStrategy’s annual user conference, MicroStrategy World 2017. All proceeds from the event will benefit STEM for Her, a non-profit foundation that supports young women and girls in the Washington, D.C. region who are interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields of study.

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Thank You to Our Volunteers

Thank You to Our Volunteers

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, STEM for Her volunteers & prospects gathered at Coastal Flats for our annual Appreciation event.  

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STEM for Her Needs Your Volunteer Help!

STEM for Her Needs Your Volunteer Help!

We are excited to announce the reorganization of our committees to help us reach our goals! If you or anyone you know is willing to volunteer, please email volunteer@stemforher.org.

 

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Vote for STEM for Her in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest

Vote for STEM for Her in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest

Great news! STEM for Her has been nominated as a finalist in the Yelp Foundation Gives Local grant contest. Now we need your help in order to win a grant of up to $5,000.

No personal donation is required, just your vote, and it only takes a minute!  Just visit yfgiveslocal.org once a day to cast your vote,  from Tuesday, Nov 29 until Friday, Dec. 9.

We would appreciate your support as the grant will allow us to continue supporting women and girls in the DC-metro area pursue STEM-related careers. 

6th Annual Women in Technology and STEM for Her Holiday Giving Gala

6th Annual Women in Technology and STEM for Her Holiday Giving Gala

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Women in Technology and STEM for Her Holiday Giving Gala! Join Women in Technology and STEM for Her in celebrating the holidays and networking with business and technology leaders from the DC metro area while supporting girls and young women pursuing STEM-related careers.

Date: December 8, 2016, 5:30-8:30 pm

Location: TEGNA/Gannett Building
7950 Jones Branch Dr, Mclean, VA 22102
Online Registration

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Interview with Dr. Marian McKee

Interview with Dr. Marian McKee

Each month we will share an interview with a STEM for Her board member, in order to provide a glimpse into our organization, why we think it’s a great cause, and what you can do to help us!

Dr. Marian McKee has served as the Chair for STEM for Her since May of 2015. She is also the Senior Director of Global Operational Development Services at BioReliance a part of MilliporeSigma in Rockville, MD.

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The Women in Technology Education Foundation unveils new name—STEM for Her—and new strategic vision

The Women in Technology Education Foundation unveils new name—STEM for Her—and new strategic vision

Falls Church, Va, (PR Newswire), October 27, 2015 — The Women in Technology Education Foundation today announces it is now called STEM for Her, and is launching a new strategic vision, brand and website to go along with it.

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