September 2018
SEPTEMBER MWM NEWSLETTER

Please check out below for what's going on in MWM! 
MENTORING NEWS
REGISTER TODAY for an MWM Exclusive Webinar Hosted by NEPRIS
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
2:00 PM CST

Join the discussion with industry thought leaders on how they engage employees in community outreach and volunteerism opportunities. Stay ahead of the curve with this innovative and forward-looking dive into the future of corporate social responsibility.

The future of the US workforce does not paint a rosy picture. Over 60% of employers report that job candidates lack the necessary skills and only 33% of US jobs will be filled by US workers in the coming years, while 47% of students who drop out do so because they don't see the relevance of school. Bridging this workforce pipeline gap requires commitment from both industry and education stakeholders. 

Companies across the globe are bringing relevance and career exposure to students through skills-based volunteering programs that engage their employees in education outreach. Explore how corporate social responsibility (CSR) thought leaders from Ochsner Health and Verizon engage their employees to inspire the future workforce, and how technology is making community outreach scalable by exponentially increasing their reach and impact. You will also learn why skills-based volunteering is now the preferred engagement method for organizations that have made a commitment to bridging the STEM pipeline gap. 

UL's 2018 Innovative Education Award Grand Prize goes to Techbridge Girls  

UL and NAAEE are proud to announce the 2018 UL Innovative Education Award winners. Five programs were selected, each with a focus on advancing STEM learning through projects involving real environmental problems (E-STEM) and each demonstrating success and innovation in this field. Recognition grants were awarded to all five programs to help further their work. In addition, each winner will also be paired with UL employees, including science, engineering, and technical experts in realizing the full scope of activities in their E-STEM educational programs.

Techbridge Girls was awarded the $100,000 Grand Prize Recognition Award with their submission entitled Advancing STEM education with after-school programming for girls from low-income communities.

If you are not familiar with MWM's partner Techbridge Girls they are an award-winning nonprofit whose mission is to excite, educate, and equip girls from low-income communities (with an emphasis on underrepresented minority populations) to achieve economic mobility and better life chances through opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Techbridge Girls envisions a world where all girls lead, contribute, and thrive in STEM. Our year-long ChangeMakers program provides impactful and holistic STEM programming to middle school girls. Our participants gain a deeper understanding of STEM concepts, explore STEM careers, develop 21st Century social/emotional skills and make an impact in their communities by identifying local or environmental challenges affecting their lives. For more information please click here .
Global WINConference 
Women’s preferred leadership experience 

MWM is happy to announce we are an official partner with the 2018 The Global WINConference , a pioneering women's leadership forum, is one of the world’s leading learning and development experiences.

We have an ambitious vision as we transform the world, companies and our own selves in an authentic, feminine and global way. We look at how to run companies that prosper, where people flourish and the planet thrives.

Speakers at the WINConference include:
  • Jude Currivan, Cosmotologist & Author, HeavenOnEarthNow Ltd.
  • Marina Haydn, EVP, Managing Director of Global Circulation, The Economist
  • Paolo Boccardelli, Dean, LUISS University
  • Alexandre Pachulski, Chief Product Officer, Talentsoft
  • Ilaria Capua, Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Alexandra Pascalidou, Journalist & Author, Frontkick
  • Sinead Lynch, Chair, Shell UK Limited
  • Kristin Engvig, Founder & CEO, WIN
  • Helen Mets, President Resins & Functional Materials, DSM
  • Paul Hudson, CEO Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Novartis Pharma AG
  • Jennifer Jordan, Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, IMD
  • Maya Martinez, President, Merck KGaA Biopharma Latin America
  • Nancy Fina, Portrait, Fashion, Advertising Photographer, Nancy Fina
  • Kaouthar Darmoni, Ass. Professor Gender & Media, University of Amsterdam
  • Clare Dubois, Executive Director/Founder, TreeSisters
  • Nilima Bhat, Author, Shakti Leadership
  • Miha Pogacnik, Chief Inspiration Of cer and Founder, Institute for Development of Intercultural Relations through the Arts (IDRIART)
  • Giovanna D’Alessio, Founding Partner & CEO, Asterys

As we network with purpose, passion and pleasure, we will get up to speed on a wide range of topics ranging from the future of work, AI, the circular economy to inclusion, resilience, organisational creativity and feminine leadership. We will meet other organizations accelerating their work to become more gender-balanced, sustainable and conscious in their leadership. You will meet women in STEM, business and the arts while learning how to tap into our inner power and make things happen – at work, in the world, and in our lives. You will also meet conscious men realizing, just like you, that to create the future, we need to work together. 

The time has come to step up as awake, empowered and inspired women and men and create new ways of living, working and leading in the world. Through plenary sessions, working forums, workshops and mindful networking sessions, you will enhance your life and propel your work to an entirely new place. 
 
Join to expand your mind, join to enrich your soul, and join to become part of a powerful network of influence.
CORPORATE PARTNERS
Regeneron Science Talent Search   2019

The  Regeneron Science Talent Search   2019   application  is now open! High school seniors across the United States are invited to share their original research projects and apply to the nation’s oldest and most prestigious STEM competition, where they could win up to $250,000. 
 
The top 300 scholars receive $2,000 each, and their schools also receive $2,000—that’s funding for STEM education in your community. Forty finalists will be invited to compete in the finals week competition in Washington, DC, all expenses paid. Every finalist receives at least $25,000 and if named in the top 10, could win between $40,000 and $250,000. Check out last year’s  highlights video , learn more about the top 40 finalists’ research projects in this video from the  Public Exhibition of Projects , watch the winner’s results and remarks from Malcolm Gladwell in this video from our  awards gala  to learn more.
 
The  application   will close on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8pm ET , but interested students are encouraged to open applications early in order to receive tips and reminders. There are no limits to the number of students who can enter from any school, region or state, and students may submit research from any year of high school. The program is free. Please email  sts@societyforscience.org  with any questions you may have about the application process.
Resources Available to Our Members Through Our Partnership with MENTOR

As we showcased in last month's newsletter, please mark your calendars for upcoming webinars hosted by our partner, MENTOR, that will provide context-specific mentoring advice and guidance. To register for each webinar, visit:  https://www.mentoring.org/program-resources/collaborative-mentoring-webinar-series 

September 20  - School-Integrated Mentoring 
Mentoring programs that are embedded in schools have unique opportunities and challenges - from communicating with and supporting teachers, to aligning the program to the school's schedule, to exploring how mentoring can help schools achieve their goals. Join this webinar as experienced mentoring practitioners help navigate through school-based mentoring programs' opportunities and hurdles. 

  • Cultivating Youth Purpose 
  • Match Support (measuring mentoring relationship health/strength)
  • Expanding corporate engagement beyond sponsorship - aligning mentoring program goals with business priorities 
  • Safe guarding children/background screening 
  • Ongoing Training 
  • Youth-Initiated Mentoring 
Girl Powered Announces Workshops During the Month of October

Girl Powered is a joint initiative created by the Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation and VEX Robotics to make robotics reflective of the diverse world we live, and the one we want to leave behind. We are committed to showing how exciting it can be to get involved with STEM, showcasing examples of how successful women are changing the world, providing tools which will enable girls to succeed, and enabling a comfortable environment where all students confidence and abilities can flourish.

Girl Powered workshops are meant to engage and inform young women about STEM and robotics. Workshops include hands-on activities, robotics demonstrations, dynamic STEM speakers, and much more. There will be well over 100 Girl Powered workshops across the U.S. and around the world. Learn more about this initiative by clicking here.
STATES' INITIATIVES
MWM-Texas 2019 Stand Up For STEM Awards

On August 13th, Million Women Mentors Texas announced the 2019 MWM Stand Up for STEM Awards to recognize and elevate the work of incredible mentors, companies and organizations within Texas. Now is the time to identify those who deserve this distinguished honor. Self nominations welcome. Award applications are open August through September annually and are announced in late October. Awardees and nominees are recognized during the  TxGCP Texas Women and Girls in STEM Summit . Three classifications of awards are awarded: 1) Individual Mentor Stand Up for STEM Award, 2) Corporate Stand Up for STEM Award, and 3) Education Stand Up for STEM Award. For more information please click here.
Hello from the STEM-UP Network --  
 
Have you wanted to work with a Mentor or have you been a Mentor for others? Join our highly successful Mentoring Program this year! More information can be found on the attached fliers for Central PA and Philadelphia

Register here  to register and for pricing. Payment is not due until the end of September.
  • Central PA area registration deadline is August 31st.  Mentor Program events will be held in Harrisburg.
  • Philadelphia area registration deadline is September 14th.  Mentor Program events will be held in Philadelphia.

If there is someone you would like us to contact on your behalf to sponsor your participation in the Mentoring Program, let us know by contacting  StemUpNetwork@HarrisburgU.edu
Rep. Sylleste Davis Named Honorary Chair to MWM-SC and to host MWM-SC's Inaugural Upstate Meet and Greet Event at Roper Mountain Science Center.

“In today's technology-driven world, it is especially important that we support STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) education in South Carolina. That support, along with the expansion of apprenticeship opportunities, will ensure that our students are job-ready. The Million Women Mentors organization is taking the lead by providing encouragement to women and girls interested in pursuing STEM careers. I am honored to be a part of this effort.,”said Rep. Sylleste Davis

Rep. Davis graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from College of Charleston and earned her Master’s degree in Computer and Information Resources Management from Webster University.   Rep. Davis started her career in the Information Technology (IT) department at Santee Cooper, a public utility.  In 2003, she moved into management and held leadership roles in wholesale power marketing, forecasting and nuclear contract negotiation and administration.   After 31 years, Rep. Davis retired from Santee Cooper and was elected November 8, 2016 by the voters of District 100 to serve a two-year term in the South Carolina House of Representatives.  Rep. Davis serves on the House Judiciary Committee, the Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council, and the Screening Committee for Colleges and Universities Boards of Trustees.  She currently serves on the College of Charleston Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the School of Sciences and Mathematics Advocacy Board.  

“We are fortunate to have incredible leaders in South Carolina who have helped establish our state as a front runner in STEM Education and programs,” said Chris Wolfe , MWM-SC State Lead.  “With her career long perspective and experience in the STEM field, Representative Davis will be an invaluable Honorary Chair of MWM-SC.  We are excited and fortunate to have her leadership to grow interest, engagement, and confidence of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) professions through mentoring and awareness across the entire state of South Carolina.” 
WHAT'S GOING ON WITH MWM?
2018 Annual MWM Gala & Summit

The Annual MWM Awards Gala will take place October 25 in Washington DC preceding a Summit that will occur the following day, October 26 , also in Washington DC. If you are interested in learning more about these events, please reach out to your state leader , who can be found on our MWM website here , or alexa.gitler@stemconnector.com.
It is Time to ‘Be Counted!’
 
We are in the process of the  2018 Million Women Mentors ‘Be Counted!’ Campaign , in an effort to record all of the mentoring of girls and women in STEM that is happening already for 2018. We know companies, organizations, and individuals are working to move the needle for girls in STEM currently, and now we just need to count it!
 
Now you can easily record the mentoring you are doing just by clicking on the Be Counted! link from the  homepage . From there you can sign in or sign up and create your account. Finally, just fill out the information about the mentoring you have done, and voila! You will be counted!
 
Please help spread the word about this campaign and get all of the mentoring counted!  If you would like the Be Counted! Campaign Cheat Sheet click here . As well, the link to share out for our google form can be accessed by   clicking here.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please contact  Alexa.Gitler@stemconnector.com .
FEATURED RESOURCES
Released on June 26th at the Women in Insurance's event in New York, the paper provides an overview of existing trends in the industry while highlighting innovative approaches currently underway at a number of leading insurance organizations and sharing critical opportunities for recruiting and nurturing top female talent. If you are interested in reading the report please click here.