“If the only STEM role models young girls hear about are men, this will discourage them from pursuing STEM subjects. By making it seem like only men can succeed in science, a lack of role models creates barriers during early development that prevent girls from believing they have a future in these fields.”

Source: Simran Kaler, The Gauntlet, Girls need more STEM role models

STEM Gems Book

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Giving girls and young women role models in STEM, and opening their eyes to a world of opportunity!

Tired of seeing the same careers foisted upon women in TV, movies, and magazines? Chemical engineer Stephanie Espy, a graduate of MIT, UC Berkeley and Emory University, tells the stories of 44 inspiring women in STEM to show girls and young women around the world a new set of women heroes to look up to.

The statistics for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers are just plain sad. Last year, less than 20% of college graduates in engineering and computer science were women. While stereotypes pervade about women in these fields, the truth is that most girls have never even heard of these careers and are not aware of the wide range of options that exist.

In STEM Gems, you and your daughter, niece, neighbor, friend or student will discover:

  • The stories of 44 inspiring women in 44 diverse STEM careers and how they made it
  • The challenges these incredible women faced in pursuit of their dreams
  • The tremendous accomplishments these Gems have achieved in their respective STEM fields
  • Advice on how to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers
  • Actionable steps girls and young women can take right now to set themselves up for success
  • What girls and young women can expect in a promising STEM career, and much, much more!

Through the powerful stories of the STEM Gems in this book, girls and young women will have their pick of current role models of all ages, ethnicities and job types. And through the eight chapters that outline actionable steps, girls and young women will learn what they can do right now, today, to set themselves up for success and to create their own unique paths.

The STEM Gems book is relatable, encouraging and inspiring, demonstrating the limitless possibilities for the next generation of women.

STEM isn’t a special brain. STEM doesn’t come from a life of privilege. STEM is simply an exposure to what is possible and an internal belief that anyone can be a STEM Gem.

Truly, anyone!

Join the STEM Gems Movement and help create a better future with more possibilities for OUR girls!
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“A 2012 study from the University of Texas at Austin found high school teachers tend to rate girls’ math abilities lower than their male peers, even when the girls’ grades are higher, while a 2008 study published in the academic journal, Science, posits cultural biases against females in STEM are to blame for girls performing poorly on math tests. In other words, girls are told at every turn that they suck at math, so often in fact that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

Source: Jeanne Sager, SheKnows.com, The ‘M-word’ we need to be careful using in front of our girls