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Men Still Outnumber Women in STEM Fields. The Girl Scouts is Trying to Change That.

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Maggie, Carys and about two dozen other Girl Scouts were participating in a workshop at Northern Trust’s Loop office on a Saturday morning earlier this month to earn their cybersecurity badges. Girl Scouts earn badges or other awards once they’ve explored a topic or learned a new skill. The cybersecurity badges, introduced for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade earlier this year, are part of an effort from the Girl Scouts of the United States of America to increase participation in STEM fields, which have long been dominated by men.

Empowering Women One Course at a Time

by Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
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Cisco has a long history of using technology to connect the world and change lives for the better. Our brand is all about the connections that make anything possible—and it continues to come to life in new and exciting ways.

Why Do Girls Lose Interest in STEM? New Research Has Some Answers — And What We Can Do About It

by Suzanne Choney
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“People used to even make jokes about me because I asked so many questions,” says Kennedy Sampson, now a high school junior in Maryland. “But I needed to understand it …I had to do what I had to.”

Kennedy’s determination and grit makes her a good candidate to succeed in math.

This Short Film About How Technology Empowers Girls Will Give You All the Feels

HP's "Paro" follows a young girl with a passion for storytelling as she realizes her dreams.
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by Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP Inc.

In the last several months, the next generation of leaders have called for change in an unprecedented wave. They have used their voices to demand attention and change from the very highest echelons of power — and many of those voices have been female.

On International Women’s Day HP Invites Girls Everywhere to Tell Their Stories

Debuts new short film and social impact partnerships with Girl Rising, Women Deliver and Black Girls Code
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News highlights:

  • HP Studios releases “Paro” a short film celebrating a girl’s potential
  • Girl Rising social action and storytelling challenge
  • Women Deliver and HP “Stories of Advocacy” partnership
  • Black Girls Code, Disney and HP “Warriors Who Code” project
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News highlights:

  • HP Studios releases “Paro” a short film celebrating a girl’s potential
  • Girl Rising social action and storytelling challenge
  • Women Deliver and HP “Stories of Advocacy” partnership
  • Black Girls Code, Disney and HP “Warriors Who Code” project

Q&A with NRG's Amanda Wisinski About #IntroduceAGirlToEngineeringDay

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Meet Amanda Wisinski, she's been with NRG since 2008 bringing electrical engineering expertise to our plant management. 

Q: What is your role at NRG? 

A: Operations Manager and Electrical Engineer at Waukegan Power Plant

Q: Have you always been interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math? 

Growing up I loved math, it is the universal language, 2 apples in the USA is 2 apples in China, there are no hidden meanings behind it, it’s just 2. 

In STEM, All Girls Can Be Tech Superheroes

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This blog was guest-written by Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Tech Girls Movement. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Girls are Tech Superheroes” session of the Women Rock-IT series on March 15th.

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This blog was guest-written by Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Tech Girls Movement. She’ll be guest-speaking during the “Girls are Tech Superheroes” session of the Women Rock-IT series on March 15th.

Bechtel Partners with Society of Women Engineers to Inspire Students to ‘Dream Big’ About Careers in Engineering

Discussions on STEM careers and screening of Dream Big documentary offered at WE17
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RESTON, Va., October 31, 2017 — Bechtel, a global engineering, procurement and construction leader, partnered with the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to host a free screening of the film DREAM BIG: Engineering our World for schools and community organizations during the SWE Conference in Austin Texas, Oct. 26-28. Female engineers from SWE, Bechtel, and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will share their experiences and discuss science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers with local area students.

Dell VIDEO | The Power of One Mentor

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The future belongs to those who can build digital technologies — and those who can use them to solve problems. We need everyone’s participation. On International Day of the Girl, we're challenging team members, partners & leaders to spend 1 hour with a girl talking about careers in technology. Do they know technology is the backbone of business today? Are they aware of technology’s role transforming industries & addressing society’s biggest challenges? Start the conversation. Ignite change.

It All Starts with Engaging Girls

by Janine Wegner
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Did you know that women hold only 24 percent of ICT jobs worldwide, and make up only 32 percent of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates at universities? The technology gender gap stunts women’s earning opportunities, industry’s productivity and creativity, and society’s overall well-being.

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