I have always been passionate about STEM – and I’m equally passionate about getting more girls and young women excited about STEM too. I wrote this book with a mission: to help girls and young women to see their future selves as scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, and to show them the many diverse options that exist in STEM.
Most of the STEM fields in this book you won’t see on TV or in a movie (especially with a female lead). In fact, in my teenage years, I didn’t know many of these options existed. This book allows girls and young women the chance to explore STEM fields that they may have never otherwise dreamed of through the stories of 44 inspiring women STEM leaders.
Through these women’s stories, girls will have their pick of role models who offer tangible advice and guidance. In addition to these stories, I also include eight chapters that outline actionable steps to help girls and young women get on their way to becoming STEM Gems too.
This book is the book I wish I had growing up.