Great Potential is Not Being Realized
Today’s economy and tomorrow’s well-being depend on innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM. Although women account for more than half of the college educated workforce, a troubling gap persists in STEM careers.
Women, especially women of color, make up a small share of scientists and engineers. Of 100 female students working toward a bachelor’s degree, only three will work in a STEM job 10 years after graduation.1
STEM Goes Red
The American Heart Association is working to engage more women in STEM through STEM Goes Red. The program draws from the association’s strong legacy of science, education and discovery to help propel young women into rewarding STEM careers.
STEM Goes Red brings interesting careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life for young women. By giving students access to leading employers and experts, they have the chance for an insider look at what they do. STEM Goes Red attendees gain firsthand experience, connect with inspiring professionals and learn about jobs across STEM fields. Students can walk away feeling like a whole new world of STEM has been revealed — a world in which they can truly love what they do and make a tremendous impact.
Creating Change Together
With support from local communities, employers and schools, STEM Goes Red helps smart young women uncover their potential.
If you are interested in getting involved with STEM Goes Red, please contact AHA.NationalGRFW@heart.org.
1Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Michelle Melton. STEM. Georgetown University: Center on Education and the Workforce, as retrieved from http://cew.georgetown.edu/stem/