Title

Web4Women

Location

Room A117

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

11-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

11-4-2018 11:45 AM

Abstract

Web4Women has been created to help reduce the gender inequalities in the STEM workforce and empower young girls. In many nations, gender discrimination is still woven into the fabric of legal systems and social norms. Currently, there are many women who are not able to get the same job opportunities as men in STEM fields because of gender stereotypes. However, introducing females to this possibility and giving them skills to help them persevere through the challenges that women face in the STEM field will assist them when they face this competition. Thus, Web4Women is a website that aims to expose young females, in middle school, to STEM opportunities. Web4Women will be a social networking site that girls in middle school can use to post about their STEM experiences to inspire others and share any opportunities (clubs, camps, other extracurricular activities) that promote the exploration of STEM careers. By providing females this experience at such a young age, not only will it create awareness about the struggles that working-class women face, but it will provide girls with useful skills needed to succeed in the STEM workforce from an early stage.

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Apr 11th, 11:15 AM Apr 11th, 11:45 AM

Web4Women

Room A117

Web4Women has been created to help reduce the gender inequalities in the STEM workforce and empower young girls. In many nations, gender discrimination is still woven into the fabric of legal systems and social norms. Currently, there are many women who are not able to get the same job opportunities as men in STEM fields because of gender stereotypes. However, introducing females to this possibility and giving them skills to help them persevere through the challenges that women face in the STEM field will assist them when they face this competition. Thus, Web4Women is a website that aims to expose young females, in middle school, to STEM opportunities. Web4Women will be a social networking site that girls in middle school can use to post about their STEM experiences to inspire others and share any opportunities (clubs, camps, other extracurricular activities) that promote the exploration of STEM careers. By providing females this experience at such a young age, not only will it create awareness about the struggles that working-class women face, but it will provide girls with useful skills needed to succeed in the STEM workforce from an early stage.