The Women Tech Council recently launched the Student Innovators program, also known as WTCSI, to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM fields and careers. The goal of the Student Innovators program is to help more women complete STEM degrees by integrating students within the industry, provide visibility and leadership opportunities, facilitate mentoring experiences and increase access to workforce pathways.

“With more than 40 percent of the women in STEM degrees dropping out during their second or third year because they lack students, teachers or role models to relate to and engage with, there is an enormous need to support these women,” said Cydni Tetro, president of the Women Tech Council and a computer science graduate, in a press release. “WTCSI is designed to reach these students at this critical time, and by doing so increase the number of women in STEM fields by integrating them into a community that will help them become successful.”

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