STEMinism: Changing the Landscape for Women and Girls in STEM
Women are vastly underrepresented in STEM. This is well-documented, as is the understanding that women are no less capable or interested in STEM than their male counterparts. So then why aren't more women choosing careers in STEM-related fields, and how can we help shift the balance? First, we need to understand the current landscape, including why these gaps continue to exist and what it means to be a woman in STEM today. Then we can begin the task of transforming the culture of STEM in our institutions into one that supports and empowers women and young girls.
It was wonderful to connect with so many of you last week at ECOO Camp Peterborough! There is, of course, so much more to say on the gender gap in STEM than we had time to cover last week, so I've uploaded my slides in full -- including those we had to gloss over to not miss out on any of our incredible workshop sessions. Perhaps most pertinent for us, as educators, is that final section on "Moving Forward". There were some great conversations about this during the closing panel and throughout the day, but let's keep the conversation going!