|By Business Wire
|May 8, 2014 10:00 AM EDT
IIR today announced the Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summits, a series of
interactive events designed to retain more women in STEM (science,
technology, engineering, math) fields by facilitating engagement,
collaboration and learning among all key STEM stakeholders. The need to
retain women in STEM fields is a national priority. By 2018 the U.S.
will begin to face a skills shortage of over a quarter of a million STEM
workers, and while women are 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, only 24
percent of them are in STEM jobs. The Women in STEM Idea Exchange
Summits are designed to help close this gap. The inaugural summit will
be held in Boston, MA on October 21, 2014 at Bentley University,
followed by summits in New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
According to Debra Chipman, chief executive officer of IIR, the producer
of the Women in STEM Summits, “Currently 59% of US College Degrees are
earned by women yet only 12% of those are in STEM majors. We designed
the Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summits to help trim this deficit by
enabling young women with an interest and passion for STEM curriculum to
secure the mentoring support from STEM women and corporations, to stay
the course and graduate with a STEM degree, and to secure employment in
STEM careers. Our growing platform of STEM products will facilitate the
necessary learning, engagement and collaboration among all key
stakeholders to produce a STEM proficient workforce that will ultimately
further US innovation and growth.”
For corporations, the Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summits provide the
opportunity to make one-to-one connections with potential employees,
feed mentoring and internship program pipelines, maximize ROI of K-12
STEM investments, increase STEM retention rates, as well as promote
internal initiatives in support of women in the workplace.
For college students, Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summits provide a
unique opportunity to learn about corporate internships, mentoring
programs and the plethora of jobs and rewarding career paths that are
open to STEM educated young women.
The unique format of the summit will feature best practice examples from
leading local employers about STEM investing that is efficient,
effective, and sustainable. This is an opportunity for women in STEM
professions to share their stories with each other and to engage in
meaningful dialog about how they can help fill the pipeline of women
employees at their company today and in the future.
These companies will also make short presentations about their corporate
culture, D&I programs, and types of STEM jobs available and make a case
for why they are a great place to work. Students will then have the
opportunity to meet with company employees, ask questions and share
their thoughts on the ideal corporate environment.
Commenting on the need for more engagement between students and
corporations that drive an uptake in STEM interest, leading STEM
advocate, Julie Kantor, Chief Partnership Officer, STEMconnector™,
Million Women Mentors, said, "The Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summits
are a significant addition to the STEM movement and will help increase
student engagement with corporations and mentors who are able to inspire
greater interest among women in STEM fields."
The Women in STEM Summits will provide an umbrella under which all key
STEM stakeholders can align and advance their STEM interests and
initiatives. The need for these types of summits is critical, as William
Guenther, Chairman, CEO and Founder, Mass Insight Education, points out
that "we need more students who are inspired to take math, science and
the arts seriously. To do that requires an academic strategy to put good
teachers in front of all kids and a wraparound strategy with corporate
and community partners to show the students that their academic work
matters in the real world. One without the other will only lead to
“The Women in STEM Summit series is an important addition to the STEM
movement, and will help bridge the gap between real world corporate
needs and students' aspirations for meaningful and rewarding careers,”
Founded in 1973 and acquired by Informa in 2005, IIR has global reach
with the ability to draw upon extensive market knowledge and deep
industry relationships. IIR delivers best-in-class events,
action-oriented insights, and critical connections to support our
communities’ objectives. Via live and virtual events, IIR creates year
round opportunities to help our customers achieve competitive advantage.
By facilitating connections between companies, individuals and
communities, IIR drives innovation and growth by inspiring excellence
and taking productivity to a higher level. We deliver the connections
with the communities that drive your business forward.
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