Women in STEM Webinar: Why It Matters and How YOU Can Help Them Get There

December 12, 2013


Time: 11 a.m.–noon EST

Location: Watch the archive.

Cost: Free

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and AAUW

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Although women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers earn nearly 33 percent more than those in non-STEM careers do, women are significantly underrepresented in STEM fields.

In this webinar, designed for those on the front lines of preparing women for their careers, you will learn about available resources, current research, and specific strategies you can use to help women open doors to careers in STEM fields.

Speakers include representatives from the Women’s Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Society of Women Engineers, and the National Institute for Women in the Trades, Technology, & Science, as well as AAUW Senior Researcher Andresse St. Rose. A live Q&A session will follow. We hope you can join us for this important discussion.

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