Giving Compass’ Take:
• In this MENTOR post, Jenny Kopach, executive director and SVP of marketing communications for Science Olympiad, discusses methods of STEM leadership in the workplace and schools.
• How might STEM-based programs that focus on a mentorship model offer measurable impact?
I just returned from the Million Women Mentors Summit in Washington, D.C., where hundreds of mission-driven leaders from across the country convened to tackle the issue of closing the gender and skills gaps in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), particularly among women and girls.
The conference theme, “Becoming the Difference,” challenged each and every one of us to find and promote ways to shape the direction of a young person’s life. While 71% of today’s jobs require STEM skills, only 15% of girls (and 44% of boys) plan to pursue a career in STEM. But the power of one mentor can be the change: more than 75% of girls who have a mentor feel they will be successful pursuing a STEM career.
- Employee-Based Mentoring
- Mentoring with After-School STEM Programs
Read the full article about STEM mentors at work and in schools by Jenny Kopach at mentoring.org
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Looking for a way to get involved?
A good way to complement your interest in STEM is to connect with others. Check out these events, galas, conferences or volunteering opportunities related to STEM.
Are you ready to give?
If you are looking for opportunities to take action and give money to STEM, here are some Giving Funds, Charitable Organizations and Projects aggregated by Giving Compass where you can take immediate action.