Become a Voice for Girls
The need for gender-balanced leadership has never been greater. To ensure a future where we have the best and brightest from 100% of our population working on our nation’s toughest challenges, together we must:
- break down societal barriers that hinder girls from leading and achieving success; and
- rally the community together on behalf of girls and their leadership potential.
The third annual Voice for Girls forum is an interactive morning session for OC’s decision-makers and key influencers, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Orange County and presented by Applied Medical, Jones Day and Knobbe Martens. Its mission is to align local leaders around a vital cause: to support and champion all girls in reaching their full potential as leaders in society.
This year’s theme will address the critical importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for all girls, regardless of their career path. When we consider key skills needed to achieve success in today’s world, problem solving, analytical thinking, and the ability to work independently rise to the top and they are all related to STEM. Sadly, we are seeing a propensity for girls to opt out of STEM classes by the time they reach middle school, while their male counterparts continue to pursue STEM subjects. Voice for Girls 2014 will engage attendees in a discussion around how we can reverse this trend and pave the way for girls in STEM education.
The event is focused on building community-wide support for Girl Scouts’ mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Friday, May 9, 2014 (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Michelle Khine, PhD
Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, UCI
Co-Founder of Fluxion Biosciences, Inc.
Learn how "inventing inventors" can spark a generation of girls who are passionate about science, engineering, technology and math. Dr. Khine, a distinguished scientist and widely published researcher who was named a "Top 35 Innovator Under 35" by MIT Technology Review, will bring her unique perspective to this issue.
STEM education develops vital skills like problem solving and creative thinking, but what challenges do girls face when pursuing STEM education? Hear from local girls and young women and engage in discussion about how we can pave the way for girls to develop STEM skills that set them up for success in any field they choose. Together, we can build a future where we have the best and brightest from 100% of our population working on our nation's toughest challenges.
Tickets: $65.00 each; table of 10 = $500.00. To purchase tickets, visit: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gsoc/event/47208/