When it comes to the pink craze for girls? Now we have a problem. As currently used in the marketing of everything from clothing to tools, pink is no longer simply a color -- it is the foundation of a constrained concept of femininity.
The experience in Ethiopia will once again ground me in reality. The opportunity to be of service is the other. My only wish is that more Americans could share in this kind of experience. I think it could result in important changes to some of their views.
By Ciara O'Donoghue, WiSci STEAM Camp participant As a rising sophomore at the Madeira School near Washington, DC, I'm anxiously counting down th...
These past two years have certainly not been easy, and there have been many long nights that on occasion have ended in tears, but I have a new perspective towards science. My current motto is: I can do it.
By Sisipho Zinja, WiSci STEAM Camp participant Sisipho at the African Leadership Academy Diversity has always been an important source of my...
It is only from discovering human connections from the people around us that we begin to understand ourselves and our leadership abilities better.
I can't believe I am one of 30 high school girls across the nation to be selected to travel on a 3-week trip to Rwanda, Africa to learn about something I love! This trip is a combination of everything I am passionate about.
My journey to Rwanda starts in less than three hours. By this time tomorrow I will be in Washington D.C. with thirty other girls, trying -- and undoubtedly failing -- to get some sleep before our thirteen-hour flight to Africa.
Why, in this era of global technology, are we using the same teaching methodology as that of the Industrial Revolution, when public education began? They need to see a world full of wonder and possibilities without shirking at the thought of digging deeper to come up with their own solutions.
The gender-gap issue in the technology industry starts during those impressionable early teen years when girls are forming initial perceptions of careers and opportunities they might pursue. As adults in their lives, it's up to us to put technology and computing careers on their radar. I invite you to help us spread the message of GIFT across the nation and increase the pipeline of female students opting for tech majors in college. Together, we can turn back the trend.
Elise Tran has overcome many obstacles to make it to her sophomore year at Colorado School of Mines. Not only was she the first in her family to graduate from high school, she is now the first in her family to attend college, currently studying to become a mechanical engineer.
The vision of Global Fund for Women is to create a just, equitable, and sustainable world in which women and girls have the resources, voice, choice, and opportunities to realize their human rights.
The WiSci Camp will bring together 120 talented girls from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United States.
The challenges we face in the decades ahead are many (just think about inequality, or climate change or the fact that still around 800 million people go to bed hungry every day), there is every reason to be positive. Why?
I always saw a career in STEM as one of the most effective ways to affect the world. You get to apply the fundamentals of how the world works to create something that people can use -- that's powerful. My internship inspired me to always go for it, and to never compromise or to censor my ideas.
When girls do express interest in careers such as electrical engineering, we need to encourage their interest, adds Drew Jarvis. From childhood, girls need to learn to be assertive enough to express their interests and ask for help.