The Million Women Mentors® (MWM) movement supports the engagement of millions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers by 2020. MWM is the movement that aims to change the face of women and girls, their career choices and advancement. Engaged nationally we have over 43 states with pledges and steering committees; 60 leading corporations/sponsors and 60 partners/non-profits. We have global, veterans, entrepreneurship committees that are expanding the movement. It is about scaling up and ensuring that women and girls are encouraged and supported to get in and stay in STEM careers.
Through the engagement of one million mentors, our goals are to:
1. Increase the percentage of high school girls planning to pursue STEM careers.
2. Increase the percentage of young women pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields.
3. Increase the percentage of women staying and advancing in STEM careers through supporting workforce mentoring programs.
By creating your account at www.millionwomenmentors.com, individuals, organizations and companies are creating a one to four year pledge to join the “million” mentors. Through this agreement with MWM, a commitment is made to mentor a girl or woman in STEM for 20 hours out of the year. By mentoring, you are helping girls and women succeed in STEM careers.
Michael Norris, Sodexo*
Communications & Branding
Patrice D’Eramo, Cisco*
Corporate & BD Strategy
Regina Heyword, Wells Fargo
Edie Fraser, STEMconnector®
Maria Velissariou, PepsiCo*
Rob Denson, DMACC
Honorary Chair Governor Kim Reynolds (IA)
Sheila C. Boyington
Senior Advisor, National States Chair
Balaji Ganapathy, Tata Consultancy Services*
Dr. Dane R. Boyington
Senior Advisor, Technology
* MWM Initiative Vice-Chairs
Chief Executive Officer
VP & Chief Business Development Officer
Dr. Talmesha Richards
Chief Academic & Diversity Officer
Manager, Business Development
Director, Project Partnerships
Director, Corporate Developmentt
Manager, Corporate Development
"Million Women Mentors, we ought to be able to make some progress with this… Thank you for what you are doing, as we encourage and challenge our young women in STEM fields. This is how we're going to be making a difference, and this is how we're going to be translating into the future with our women leaders."
"I know the importance of strong women mentors in my own life. Congratulations to the Million Women Mentors for their efforts to give young women interested in science and technology the support they need to be successful in these careers!"
"We all should mentor a young person, and in turn that young person will become a mentor for another. It's that simple. You have the opportunity to offer anything and everything."
"As women who have accomplished so much, we have to look behind us and pull the women on the next rung of the ladder up with us. We have the time, we have the opportunity and that's what encouraging girls in STEM is all about… I am proud to sponsor legislation this year, to make sure that we can encourage young girls and underrepresented minorities to enter the STEM fields."
"Women right now make up about 48% of the workforce, which we all appreciate but only 24% make up the STEM workforce and what's so critical is that those jobs pay more…In New Hampshire alone by the year 2018 we are going to have 43,000 STEM jobs available… All kids do not learn the same way, and it is important that children have mentors."
"The connection for me with STEM, is our workforce…Almost half the workforce in New Hampshire is female, this has long been a tradition…40% of American families are now lead by a female breadwinner, she is the primary source of income… What we are participating in with this movement [Million Women Mentors] is myth busting, so that policy makers can become more aware of the demographics in our communities…"