NEW YORK - January 8, 2014 — Girls Inc. will partner with the “Million Women Mentors” (MWM) initiative. MWM will launch Jan. 8, 2014 during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C at the National Press Club. The initiative will support the engagement of one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors – male and female – to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.
For over 25 years, Girls Inc. has developed girls’ enthusiasm for and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with Girls Inc. Operation SMART. Through hands-on activities, girls explore, ask questions, persist, and solve problems. By interacting with women and men pursuing STEM careers, girls come to view these careers as exciting and realistic options for themselves.