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Tuesday, November 10 • 9:50am - 11:00am
The Effect of Mentoring: The Million Women Mentors Initiative

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While women comprise 50% of the U.S. workforce, just 24% are in STEM fields, a statistic that has held constant for nearly the last decade. Statistics show that early access to mentors has a profound effect on the recruitment and retention of young girls and women in STEM fields. Million Women Mentors®, an initiative of STEMconnector®, is a national movement which supports the engagement of one million STEM mentors (male and female) to increase the number of girls and women from school age to work age continuum to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers by the year 2018. By providing a central repository of mentors and girls serving STEM organizations, as well as extensive materials with strategies for successful mentoring, the hope is that all girls and young women interested in STEM will have access to the support and guidance needed to persist in science.


Speaker(s)
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Sheila Boyington

President, Thinking Media; National Senior Advisor-STEMconnector®/Million Women Mentors®
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Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield

Team Lead, Southern New England Girls Collaborative Project


Tuesday November 10, 2015 9:50am - 11:00am
Location TBD