LOWELL — Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell received a $30,000 grant from the National Grid U.S. STEM Partnership to advance summer programs for young girls.
This is the fourth year the organization has received support from National Grid, according to Greater Lowell Girls Inc. Executive Director Tracy Ingersoll. “Very often, STEM careers are very lucrative careers,” Ingersoll said. And for young girls, “It’s not encouraged as much as it should be, I personally think,” she added.
Girls Inc. of Worcester is one of six Girls Inc. affiliates that participates in Girls Inc. and National Grid’s innovative STEM partnership. Since 2011, National Grid has generously provided funding to support impactful STEM programming and experiences to thousands of girls in the Northeast.
To hear more about the direct impact National Grid’s support has on Girls Inc. girls, we spoke to Brenda Nikas-Hayes, the Director of Eureka! STEM & Leadership program at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Brenda shared how her team is preparing girls to pursue STEM education and careers!
By Gracie Bonds Staples, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Every Wednesday for eight weeks this summer, Ava Pittman rubbed elbows with some of the most successful and influential women Georgia has to offer.
Cpl. Angela Florence at the Columbus Police Department. Kathy Bruer, owner of Belles & Beaus Etiquette & Manners and Aflac retiree. Teresa White, the first woman and African-American to hold the title of president at Aflac.
Jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have grown substantially in the last few decades, but the number of women working in those jobs has not. In fact, in 2017, the U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration found the number of women in computer science and math actually declined.
The gender disparity in STEM occupations is consistent with findings that less than 30% of college graduates with STEM degrees are women. So just when does the divide between women and men — or girls and boys — with an interest in STEM careers begin?
Data from more than 200 tech companies show men hold 82 percent of positions in the general tech sector. According to a recent study, the cyber security sector is even less diverse, as women make up only 11 percent of the workforce.
Why aren't women pursuing careers in STEM fields? Meet the problem solver at Booz Allen Hamilton who’s working to bridge the diversity gap and empower the next generation of women to change the world. Meet Cheryl Wade.
When Ana Maria Gaitan, business unit director based at Baxter's Mexico City, Mexico facility, was told that she was one of three Baxter female employees nominated to participate in a unique executive leadership development program through Florida International University, she felt honored and excited.
Innovative Approach Brings Investing Know-How and Confidence to More Girls Across U.S.
New York, NY, March 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – After three years of creating hands-on investment experience for girls, ING U.S. and Girls Inc., announced that they will expand their innovative education effort to serve more girls in more locations throughout the U.S. The program expansion includes the addition of five new ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge teams and the creation of a new one-year program that will take place at 19 locations. For more information and images, visit the ING-Girls Inc.