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How the Gender Gap in STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School

KQED

10/30/19—On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. But by the time students enter the workforce, a big gender gap has emerged, with men earning nearly 80 percent of bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science.


Educating Girls May Be Nigeria’s Best Defense Against Climate Change

Sierra

10/29/19—The Center For Girls’ Education is giving impoverished girls new opportunities.


Narrowing Gender Gap in STEM Can Contribute to Economic Growth

Gulf Today

10/29/19—Experts from the regional and international companies highlighted the fact that more participation of females in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can play a role in narrowing the gender gap and contribute to women empowerment.


The Future is Female: 60 Percent of the Finalists in The Broadcom Master STEM competitions are Girls

Forbes

10/29/19—The finalists for the 9th annual Broadcom MASTERS® were announced in September and as it turns out, most of them were young women. This is the first time in the competition’s history that there are a higher number of girls than boys.


Women are Poorly Represented in STEM Fields, So We Started With Girls

Tennessean

10/28/19—At Harpeth Hall School, the STEM program’s mission is to graduate the next generation of female STEM thinkers and doers.


The Science of Storytelling: Inspiring the Next Generation of Female STEM Leaders

Forbes

10/28/19—The mission of the IF/THEN initiative is to “empower current innovators and inspire the next generation of pioneers,” which they do by helping women leaders in the field share their stories more effectively.


Opinion: Classrooms of the Future Must Close Young Women’s ‘Confidence Gap’

Times of San Diego

10/26/19—What if classrooms helped provide our young girls with the skills to close the confidence gap that too often leaves our young women out of the leadership race?


Co-ed Versus Single-Sex Schools: ‘It’s About more than Academic Outcomes’

The Guardian

10/25/19—Do all-boys’ schools breed hypermasculine behaviour? Are all-girl schools better for girls?


Girls Speak Out

The Parliament Magazine

10/23/19—The European Week of Action for Girls (EWAG) brought together youth advocates and newly-elected MEPs to discuss how the EU can scale up its commitment for girls to pursue their goals.


Despite the Odds, I Became a Rocket Scientist. Other Women Can do the Same

CNN Business

10/19/19 —One of the most enduring lessons I learned as a Girl Scout growing up in poverty in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is that once you believe you can do something and you develop the courage and confidence to persevere, you can be fearless.