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Forbes Article: Mentors Help Create A Sustainable Pipeline For Women In STEM

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On March 28, 2014 (EST)

STEM Facts on Women & Girls

Forbes has posted an interview with a key principal in the Million Women Mentors program.  When questioned on the initiative progress, Balaji Ganapathy responded:  “In the first 8 to 10 weeks, we already have 50,000 people signed up to be mentors and the number grows every day!”

Women make up about half of the workforce in America, but they only represent 24% of the workforce in STEM fields. Why should we care? First and foremost, this statistic calls attention to an untapped potential; talent that we need in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to remain competitive from a global perspective. But for women, this is important on another level because careers in STEM industries offer better compensation and more career advancement opportunities. In fact, women who hold STEM positions earn 92 cents to the dollar versus 77 cents for women who are not in these fields.

Read the interview HERE

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