Your support of Girls at The Tech initiatives will build a pipeline of opportunities for girls that nurture their interest, boost their skills and solidify their confidence in STEM. The Tech’s approach to supporting STEM learning for girls is multifaceted and includes these events and efforts:
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Girls at The Tech Luncheon
May 1, 2020 - Santa Clara Marriott
At this annual event, 500 business leaders and high school girls gather for an afternoon of mentoring, including a panel discussion that explores the real challenges facing women in STEM careers and strategies for navigating them.
Every day at The Tech
Professional Development for Educators
Teachers are key influencers in a young woman’s attitude about STEM. The Tech provides professional development workshops for teachers through The Bowers Institute. We help educators become aware of gender bias in the classroom and equip them with tools to support equitable teaching practices.
Designing for Inclusion
The Tech strives to provide programs, exhibits and experiences that are designed to engage audiences who are underrepresented in STEM education and careers. Our staff members are versed in current research on education, conduct program testing with diverse audiences and hold equity in design as a core development concept.
Adding a Why
Research shows that engineering, computer science and other STEM careers are more appealing when young women see them as tools for solving a problem they care about. Through programs like The Tech for Global Good and partnerships with organizations like the Girl Scouts, The Tech provides girls with opportunities to develop their own solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing our planet.
Principal: Milligan Family Foundation
Underwriting: Arm, Cisco, eBay, EY, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, KLA Foundation, PwC, Qualcomm, Trine Sorensen & Mike Jacobson
Investing: Cadence, Cooley, Cushman Family Foundation, Deloitte, Ford, Juniper Networks, Kaiser Permanente, Marvell Semiconductor, Dan & Josie Perez, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, Synopsys, Trewstar, VMware, Xilinx
Additional support: Janie & Wayne Lambert, Rhonda & Vinod Mahendroo, Marnie Mar, Dona & Keith Munsch, The Moca Foundation, Cindy & Randy Pond
Courtney Blum, PwC
Meaux Costello, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Dr. Myriam Curet, Intuitive
Andy Dugacki, Chase Investments
Angela Harris, Ford Motor Company
Bev Huss, Qool Therapeutics
Mike Jacobson, Cooley
Katie Kirsch, Girl Possible
Rhonda Mahendroo, LeiLueur
Mika Mayer, Cooley
Douglas Portnow, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
Steve Schramm, Entrepreneur
Rupali Sharma, Take-Two Interactive
Nita Singh Kaushal, Miss CEO
Jacquie Stellmacher, Accuray
Maya Lis Tussing, Fairlight Advisors