Female students in the class of 2016 were significantly less likely than their male counterparts to report plans to pursue a college major or career in STEM (16% vs. 41%). However, more than 3 in 4 female students interested in a STEM career who also have mentors feel they will be successful in pursuing a career in STEM. Hear directly from mentors and mentees on their perspectives of the benefits of mentoring and the impact it has made on their lives.
Errika M. Moore, Executive Director, Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), and INROADS Alumna, presented at the 2017 Million Women Mentors Summit & Awards, held at the National Press Club in Washington DC, October 23-24. Million Women Mentors aims to advance women and girls in STEM careers through mentoring.
She gave valuable insights into the importance of mentoring, components of effective mentoring relationships and how mentoring impacts student success, leadership development and confidence.