May 10, 2017: 4-5 pm EST Register
To increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women in STEM careers, Million Women Mentors has recruited male and female professional to complete a detailed mentorship program with mentees. The movement aims to change the face of career choices and advancement for women and girls. More than 30 states host pledges and committees for the program. Sixty corporations are engaged nationally, along with other partners. And the global pledges are increasing.
Join us as we review the Million Women Mentors efforts and find out ways you can connect to the program in your states. We will hear from a state leader, Minnesota, and one of the program’s corporate partners, Cisco.
Sheila Boyington is a Senior Advisor and National States Chair for Million Women Mentors. She is also the co-Founder and President of Thinking Media. Sheila is a Professional Engineer, and holds a Masters Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida. Sheila has won numerous awards for her Entrepreneurship and Leadership including the Athena, Navigator of Entrepreneurship, Supernova, and Chattanooga Engineer Entrepreneur of the Year.
Kirsten Weeks is Director of Global Community Relations for Cisco, a key corporate partner for Million Women Mentors. She leads a global team responsible for driving employee giving and volunteering programs, and granting and community relationships in communities where Cisco has an employee presence. Kirsten joined Cisco in 2007 to manage Community Relations at Cisco’s Research Triangle Park, North Carolina location. During her early tenure with the team, she was a key architect of Cisco’s community granting program and local engagement strategy across the company’s major United States locations.
Amanda Svedarsky is the Minnesota State Representative for Million Women Mentors. She has a MA in Management and 14+ years of experience delivering performance excellence through the alignment of people, process, and platforms – spending much of her career leading teams and corporations through multi-million dollar technology and operational change initiatives. Currently, Amanda is the the Director of Channel Management for Prime Therapeutics responsible for driving key market growth, communications, and strategic initiatives for the newly formed joint venture between Prime Therapeutics and Walgreens.
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About these webinars
Every month, we organize an opportunity for STEM organizations to learn from each other. Past webinars have covered STEM school design, teacher training, and engaging industry in STEM partnerships. This service is offered thanks to the membership of more than 20 states and territories in the national STEMx network.
STEMx members are encouraged to forward this invitation to others in their state who would find the information useful.
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