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Engaging Women in STEM: Adolescence Through Adulthood
Monday July 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jane Kubasik, Social Impact Innovator, Founder and Board Chair for the 114th Partnership; and Laura Paxton Hassner, Professional Innovator
Sponsored by the Women’s Education Project
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Women in STEM face challenges that begin in early adolescence and follow them throughout their careers. Because of this, they are not pursuing STEM careers, leaving the STEM workforce altogether, and failing to progress within STEM-related fields. When highly qualified women are discouraged from entering STEM fields, firms, industries, and the national economy lose billions of dollars.
In this edWebinar, Jane Kubasik and Laura Paxton Hassner discuss Engaging Women in STEM, a literature review published on behalf of the Kevin Kubasik Charitable Trust. Theycover how individuals, STEM-talented women, and employers can all cultivate and develop a STEM workforce where women thrive. Jane presents on what the Kevin Kubasik Charitable Trust sought out to learn from this research and how the findings from this paper are being applied in practical settings. Laura walks through the key findings and provide promising practices for STEM employers to consider implementing and for STEM-talented women to advocate for.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of all levels.
About the Presenters
Jane Kubasik is the founder and board chair for the 114th Partnership, a national nonprofit that provides evidence-based programs that motivate students to engage in high-growth, STEM-related career exploration, and coursework. She has experience leading multiple national and regional educator-employer collaborations designed to prepare and inspire students on the path toward professional readiness. These cross-sector alliances have been grounded in research, with collaborative designs and embedded evaluations for evidence-based performance management. Jane has led many projects that deliver progress in student understanding, interest, and skills critical to career success, with a special focus on STEM.
Laura Paxton Hassner is a professional innovator who creates carefully scoped literature and research reviews that promote innovation in the talent and social responsibility strategies of leading global firms. Her most recent article, Engaging Women in STEM, has circulated among executive leadership teams at major technology firms, defense companies, and the United States Senate. Laura holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Women’s Education Project (WEP) Centers provide resources for young women from families living on less than $1.50 a day to graduate from college and begin a career. Within this supportive community, WEP students receive funds for college tuition, books and transportation, study in the library and computer lab and attend the I am a Leader program.