Voice for Girls 2014
Girl Scouts Rallies Community Around STEM Education
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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.
More than 150 Orange County business and community leaders came together with local girls on Friday, May 9 at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach for a much needed conversation on the state of girls and women and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Voice for Girls 2014, hosted by Girl Scouts of Orange County and sponsored by Applied Medical, Jones Day and Knobbe Martens, featured a keynote address by Dr. Michelle Khine, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UCI, an interactive panel with local young women, and voices of local leaders.
This is the third year that Girl Scouts of Orange County has hosted Voice for Girls to rally the community around support for girls and their leadership potential. This year’s event focused on the value and importance of STEM education for all girls, regardless of career path, and the concerning data showing that male students are over three times more likely than female students to be interested in pursuing a college major or career in STEM.
Click here to view 2014 Voice for Girls photos.