From Black Enterprise
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education is vital to foster the next generation of innovators in America. With STEM occupations predicted by the Department of Commerce to grow nearly twice as fast as non-STEM professions between 2008 and 2018, the Obama administration has vowed to produce 1 million additional STEM graduates over the next decade—the amount needed to fill the workforce pipeline. And while the participation of students in STEM fields in the U.S. lags behind that of scholars internationally, the number is far lower among minorities, specifically African Americans, Latinos and women.
Black Enterprise and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will host a symposium at our Women of Power Summit entitled, “Educating Our Daughters: Preparing the Next Generation of Women of Power,” with Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant, Ella Edmondson Bell, Associate Professor of Business Administration at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; Sandra Finley, President of the League of Black Women; Rose Stuckey Kirk, President of the Verizon Foundation; Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., President of Spelman College; and Suzanne Walsh, Deputy Director on the Postsecondary Success Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The speakers will discuss how to increase the number of black women in industries related to STEM.
Read more about the Women Of Power Summit at BlackEnterprise.com