As part of our ongoing mission to support women and girls in their pursuit of careers in STEM, we are delighted to announce the inaugural series of the STEM for Her Virtual Programs. Staying home to stay safe does not mean limiting learning and growing. In fact, it is the ever-expanding universe of STEM that makes virtual learning possible, so it is a natural extension for STEM for Her to offer virtual programming.
In our inaugural series, we will virtually walk alongside girls and young women as they explore STEM as an interest and possible career path. There will be three events in the first series, each mirroring the step girls take in their STEM path:
Careers in Tech - Internships, First Jobs and Beyond
Registration Now Open!
November 15, 2020 - 5- 6pm
Join STEM for Her for an exciting fireside chat with industry experts at SAP Concur, a global company leading in travel, expense and invoice technology. These leaders will be sharing experiences and lessons learned through their career journey within the world of tech providing helpful advice, guidance and insight that you can leverage within your personal career journey.
Note: This program is designed for High School, College, and early Career participants.
FEATURED GUESTS INCLUDE:
Devan Vaughn, Director, Diversity & Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility
Megan Harry, Systems/Data/Knowledge Manager
Alice Day, Software Development Engineer Intern (former iXp intern)
*Moderator, Chelsey Lerdahl, People Connection Corporate Social Responsibility Sr. Global Program Manager
Working in STEM – Advice and Guidance for a Career in STEM
STEM for Her welcomed esteemed panelists for a ‘fireside chat’ to discuss the professional trajectory for women in STEM. This successful and dynamic panel talked about the professional climate and culture for women working within STEM fields. They discussed unique opportunities and challenges and how organizations and peers can work together to encourage women to pursue and succeed in STEM careers.
The event featured the below panelists:
Lorrene Buckley, Ph.D, Eli Lilly
Aditi Chaudhry, Two Sigma
Jennifer Hayne, ABL, Inc
Trudy Padmore, Ph.D., Decisive
Victoria Velez, Deloitte and Touche LLP
*Marian McKee, Ph.D., Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories, Inc ~ Moderator/Board Member – STEM for Her
- October 25, 2020
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm
- Virtual via Zoom
STEM First Steps:
The Only Girl in the Room
Taking your first step into STEM can be daunting, learn how other girls and women forged their paths and get inspired!
View the video from the first event, hosted by Margo Gorra-Stockman, Board Member STEM for Her and featuring panelists: Merrill Keating, Annika Nikhar, Kirthi Kumar, and Jasmine Syed
- Saturday, June 20
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm
- Virtual via Zoom
College-bound! Choosing and Succeeding in a College STEM Program
College-bound! Choosing and Succeeding in a College STEM Program – Participants heard about making the right college selection for them, including their specific STEM discipline, from those in the process or recent graduates!
- Sunday, July 26th at 4pm ET via Zoom
- Event Registration Fee: NO COST
- Hosted by: Margo Gorra-Stockman, Board Member STEM for Her
- Lauryn Mitchell – graduate of Elizabethtown College, pursuing her masters at St. Mary’s
- Lizbeth Sanchez – graduate of University of Puerto Rico, Chemical Engineering, currently at Accenture
- Olivia Bridgstocke – attending Coastal Carolina University, major Computer Science
- Kara Ritthaworn – attending George Washington University, major Mechanical Engineering.
STEM for Her Presents: Women of Color Succeeding in STEM
Virtual “Fireside Chat” session with professional business women of diverse backgrounds. This event serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.
Do you wish you could understand more about the STEM education and career selection process? Do you ever wonder what drives decisions to enter the world of STEM?
This lively conversation with game changing leaders from the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as they discuss the nuances, how they quieted the nay-sayers, and are shaping STEM success for generations to come!
- S — Danielle Twum, Ph.D. ~Translational Scientist/Immunologist – Caris Lifesciences
- T — Megan Harry ~ Systems/Data/Knowledge Manager – SAP Concur
- E — Monique Stewart ~ Mechanical Engineer – Federal Railroad Administration
- M — Pamela E. Harris, Ph.D. ~ Mathematician/Professor – Williams College
- * Susan Mitchell ~ Moderator/Board Member – STEM for Her