The number of women in STEM careers is growing every year, but there is still a huge gender discrepancy. Women make up roughly 28% of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce. There are a lot of different reasons that this is happening, and there are equally as many nonprofit organizations helping to close the gender gap in STEM career fields.
As an entrepreneur and community-minded philanthropist, Valentino DiGiorgio is passionate about empowering individuals through education, especially in STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics). Today he highlights some amazing nonprofits dedicated to increasing access to STEM education for women.
- Girls Who Code provides a range of programs and educational opportunities for girls in middle school, high school, and college to learn how to code.
- Women Who Code provides resources to enable women to succeed in technology-based careers.
- Society of Women Engineers works to empower and amplify the voices of women working in engineering careers.
- National Center for Women & Information Technology is a network of professionals focused on closing the gender gap in the computing industry.
- Girls In Tech is an organization that helps girls in high school and women in college achieve their technology career goals.
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