What is the young women in stem conference?
The Young Women in STEM Conference aims to inspire, engage, and empower young women who are considering a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) by connecting them with female STEM professionals. The Young Women in STEM Conference encourages girls to pursue leadership positions, cultivate research skills, and providing professional opportunities within STEM while providing a supportive community. We aspire to be national and global leaders in designing and implementing innovative & high quality informal STEM education programs that inspire girls to pursue their passions. Empowering marginalized young women to pursue careers in STEM will add nuanced perspectives that will lead to the world's greatest new innovations. The Young Women In STEM Conference will be the bridge for girls to get from the classroom to the board room
We're motivated by our deep desire help Middle and High school girls gain access to resources that empower them to see themselves as STEM professionals and business owners. Since the inception of the Young Women In STEM Conference, I have partnered with over 11 STEM Corporations, 110 Community Outreach Centers in 5 states, including Liberia, West Africa. and linked over 350 girls to STEM professionals in their communities. My groundbreaking approach is simple, use technology to bridge the gap. By using platforms like Adobe connect, Zoom and building a thriving private social network that allows vetted professionals to remain in communication with each girl, while being monitored to ensure relationships are built, opportunities are created and students are
“Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”
Mae Jemison, first African American woman astronaut in space