Women in the Workforce: A Journey in STEM
Women in the Workforce: A Journey in STEM took place on September 2, 2020 and is now available on-demand as a recording. lt featured discussions about the challenges professional women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics experience beginning in grade school and moving through college and into their early careers. Among the topics examined were potential ways to address these challenges and help young women consider STEM careers for their future.
The event highlighted senior career women including those in academia and non profits as they shared their personal journeys and offered advice to both women and men about how they can work in K-12 and college programs to encourage girls to explore and pursue STEM education and careers, and how they can hire, promote, encourage, mentor, coach and sponsor women STEM professionals in the workplace. The event concluded with interactive small group sessions and opportunities to network with speakers and other attendees in AFCEA’s professional community.
Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, USN (Ret.), during her keynote speech, shared her story about overcoming barriers: