developing the pipeline for girls & women in STEM careers
Jobs are going unfilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as companies struggle to find candidates. Available jobs in these fields are set to increase 17 percent by 2024 compared to non-STEM employment. But that talent gap is actually a gender gap.
Closing the STEM gender gap is critical to Michigan’s future because of the concentration of automotive, health care and technology jobs.
And that’s why Inforum has established inSTEM, an initiative focused on developing the pipeline of girls and women qualified for and interested in STEM careers by providing women role models and mentors for existing K-12 STEM programs, with a particular focus on those serving girls and young women.
The program is managed through a database of women role models and mentors that match businesswomen with meaningful volunteer opportunities and give nonprofit partners access to persuasive, high-quality women in STEM careers.
To that end, we have created collaborations with K-12 STEM-related programs. Existing collaborations include the Michigan Science Center, the Michigan STEM Partnership; Flint, Pontiac and Detroit schools initiatives of the Cranbrook Institute of Science and an emerging collaboration with Junior Achievement.
For more information, contact:
Vice President, Signature Programs & Events
Become A Role Model
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 2155
Detroit, Michigan 48243
118 Commerce SW, Ste. 300b
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503