It’s no secret there aren’t enough women in STEM, but 90% of high school girls say they don’t know a woman or a role model in STEM, and only 15% pursue STEM education. In fact, every year girls tell us that they thought their career options were nurse, teacher, esthetician, or other stereotypically female occupations. They have no idea the opportunities waiting for them in STEM fields, or that STEM is a part of whatever they are passionate about.
SheTech helps these girls discover STEM careers through hands-on experiences, mentor interactions and internships that change the trajectory of their futures. More than 80% of SheTech girls say they want to pursue STEM in college, and this year we want to do more to help them take that leap.
This year, we want to give 1,000 SheTech girls a $500 scholarship towards studying STEM after they graduate. In honor of #GivingTuesday, please help us change the lives and futures of these students by opening their eyes to the world of possibilities in STEM, and helping them take the steps to get there.