Why Women Should Pursue STEM Education
Technology is here to stay. And as it becomes so deeply integrated into all aspects of our lives - communication, healthcare, finances and more - that it’s critical to make sure men and women alike are well-served. Yet statistics tell us that women have been historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This leads to the development of products and process that don’t fully serve all the people that use them.
Change starts with girls today. They must be encouraged to step up and participate in STEM related studies. But, by the time they reach middle school, girls are still struggling to engage in these spaces at the same rate as boys. As a counselor and a leader, you can be the one to affect change. Even if it’s just one girl you help move ahead by building confidence, you’ve done your part to change the world.