Throwing it back to October 2015, with the Girls In STEAM issue of ‘New Resources’ I wrote up. Girls entering and staying in this field is still a prominent problem in our society, which is easily visible through the Leaky Pipeline image from 2011.
OCTOBER’S GIRLS IN STEAM ISSUE:
WHAT’S GOING ON?
The Leaky Pipeline Effect:
Girls’ Leaky Pipeline:
WHY ITS IMPORTANT?
Because we have the potential to change the world for the better and by tapping into the STEAM field, it gives us the tools to transform our ideas into reality.
This sums it up perfectly: https://www.teenlife.com/blogs/inspiring-girls-pursue-stem
GIRLS SOLVING REAL WORLD ISSUES THROUGH STEAM:
How can big data help with war statistics? Learn more about Rebecca Steorts’s plan- http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/innovators-under-35/2015/humanitarian/rebeccalsteorts/
Lisa Seacat is finding ways to help you with the oddest and most common issues we have on a daily basis. How? Click to find out- http://www.technologyreview.com/lists/innovators-under-35/2015/inventor/lisa-seacat-deluca/
“Things you love are made with code” From cleaning up a city to sewing a dress… you have to power to change the world and its ways, when you know how to code. https://www.madewithcode.com/mentors/
An event to celebrate women in STEM, that are involved in their communities. Learn more about the inspirational women by exploring this website. http://www.ct.org/signature-event/women-of-innovation/
Anne Wojcicki is the co-founder of 23andMe. She wanted individuals to have access to their genetic information. Anne also had the goal for this to guide researchers and companies to shape their next drugs and change diagnostics according to the specific traits of their consumers. Try it out for yourself! https://www.23andme.com
WHO’S CONTRIBUTING, AND HOW?
- http://girlswhocode.com/hiremeannouncement/– By forming a bridge between the GWC mentorship and the girls’ education after the program, ensuring that they stay connected
- http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/opinion/sunday/how-to-get-girls-into-coding.html – Spreading the word and providing a new perspective on what coding can do
- https://ngcproject.org/about-ngcp– Dedicated to pulling girls all around the world, into STEM and collaborating with existing programs to have gender equality in this field
- http://www.girlstart.org/our-programs/destember– Hosting 31 days of STEM fun through the month of December… #DeSTEMber
- http://www.brit.co/remake/– Brit Morin, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co hosted Re:Make 2015 this September. It was all about the #MakerMovement and how creativity paired with tech is transforming our lives.
- http://www.forbes.com/sites/nelsongranados/2015/10/06/how-hollywoods-women-will-benefit-from-californias-new-fair-pay-act/– The new bill that might close the gender wage gap #genderequality
- http://noceilings.org/stem/– Informing the public about what’s going on and how why it matters
- https://code.org– Inspiring the world to inspire girls
BE PART OF THE ACTION:
You have to start somewhere, start here.
- https://code.org/starwars (Star Wars is trending)