Million Women Mentors (MWM) supports the engagement of 1 million science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector in collaboration with 60-plus partners reaching more than 30 million girls and women, 45-plus corporate sponsors, and 35-plus state leadership teams. MWM’s website provides a wealth of freely downloadable resources to assist those interested in becoming STEM mentors, including Elements of Effective Practices for Mentors, How to Build an Effective Mentoring Program, and The Wisdom of Age – Handbook for Mentors.
International Women’s Day has provided us with an excellent opportunity to highlight organizations that promote education for women. There are many groups that strive to provide girls and women around the world with important resources, which they may not otherwise have access to. Here is a list of five organizations helping women in their educational pursuits.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) is designed to challenge and engage students (grades 9–12) in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The three-day event is organized by the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, a nonprofit STEM education organization.
finEDge is a single-semester, research-based financial education program for high school students, created by experts at The University of Chicago. The program’s content and pedagogical approach are based on learning science, behavioral change research, and the latest information on effective design of formal and informal financial education experiences.