Imagine her taking on some of the biggest challenges and problems our planet faces—and helping solve them. Or having a career that’s engaging and well paid. Imagine her teaming up with others to invent the future. That future can be a reality, thanks to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM—starting as early as elementary school. The proof is in the numbers, and when they graduate from school, the numbers are even more telling. But we can change that! Let your girl see that STEM can help her make the world a better place!
To put it simply, there aren’t enough women in STEM despite the fact that STEM careers are the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy, and often the highest paying opportunities.
To be competitive in the global market, over the next decade the U.S. will need an astounding 1 million more STEM professionals than it’s on track to produce. Where will they come from? With your help, they’ll come from Girl Scouts! Reports show that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) occupations are growing at double the rate of other professions, and we’re committed to filling the STEM workforce pipeline.
At the end of the day, we want to change the workforce pipeline for north Texas. We want more girls to eventually become STEM professionals especially focusing on careers where women are really underrepresented."
- Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas