Women around the world currently make up more than half of the college-educated workforce. VOTE fields, however, consist of only 28% women. Women and girls who want to learn more about STEM often face a challenging set of circumstances in fields traditionally dominated by men. (See the American Association of University Women for more details). That’s why we’re creating a program dedicated to the future of women in STEM fields. By providing an opportunity for girls from around the world to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering and math, we can begin to change this trend and open up more possibilities for the perspectives of women in the larger goal of to achieve a sustainable future.
Scholarship winners will participate in 12 weeks all virtual programs that focus on emerging and critical STEM skills and fields, global competency education, and social impact (co-developed with the University of Pennsylvania). Scholars will enrich their STEM knowledge and skills through interactive, practical curricula while developing critical global skills, including problem solving, analytical skills, intercultural understanding and the ability to build bridges across cultures.