I had the amazing opportunity to interview Edie Fraser about how to help advance women in STEM.
Edie Fraser is CEO of STEMconnector® and Million Women Mentors (MWM) and serves as Vice Chairman, Diversified Search. Edie championed the STEM education and jobs framework and with her team has built the respected consulting and communications service. STEMconnector® covers 6600 organizations and has140 paid members. One of the major Initiatives from STEMconnector® is Million Women Mentors (MWM), a movement for mentoring women in STEM careers.
I hope you enjoy this ten-minute video where Edie explains the movement to help advance women in STEM careers – working with girls from K-J; Kindergarten through jobs.
To be a mentor, Million Women Mentors requires a 20 hours per year commitment – that is only two hours a month. Together we can make a difference. Visit Million Women Mentors to learn about mentoring opportunities in your area. Or as Edie suggests in our interview, give them a call to learn how you can best help with the movement to advance women in STEM.
More About Edie Fraser
Before Stem Connector, Edie built three best practices initiatives: Diversity Best Practices, Business Women’s Network, and Best Practices in Corporate Communications as CEO of the Public Affairs Group, Inc. Edie led several grass-roots campaigns and won a Silver Anvil for the US-Japan Initiative and five Thoth Awards. Edie worked with more than 250 Fortune companies on women and diversity leadership. She started her career with five years on the staff of the Peace Corps. Edie has written or served as publisher of many books, papers, and articles. Edie wrote a book, Do Your Giving While You’re Living, and another on women’s entrepreneurship. She was honored as a recipient of the Mosaic Woman Award and Lifetime Achievement Awards. Edie has won 48 major awards in Leadership and Innovation, Diversity and Women, Entrepreneurship, and Communications. Edie is the first woman to serve as Chairman of the World Affairs Council of DC. She was inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame and is a Founding member of C200.
JJ DiGeronimo — the president of Tech Savvy Women — is a speaker, author, and thought leader for women in tech and girls and STEM. Through her work, JJ empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract women in technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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