Social & Cultural Programs
Exposing girls to careers in STEM, particularly girls from underserved areas, is critical because women are significantly underrepresented in STEM majors and careers. Women make up only 28% of the workforce in STEM, and men vastly outnumber women majoring in most STEM fields in college. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering.
Our annual conference provides the foundation for our girls to pursue STEM careers and will ultimately help narrow the gender gap in STEM.