The purpose of MWM CAN is to aggregate data in the form of manhours committed to mentoring of women and girls in STEM. This aggregation helps demonstrate the “power in numbers” by elevating current efforts in the mentorship space. This creates a more quantifiable story when going to funders for financial assistance to execute programs. MWM is a vehicle to go to corporations who have a strategic Community Outreach vision, to obtain funding that can then be awarded to programs. Additionally, MWM CAN will inherently be aware of effective programs, and can facilitate in expanding the programs nationally (e.g. Bring a Girl to STEM Day!). As with MWM USA, there is an opportunity for MWM CAN to also roll out mentorship programs within the funding companies by providing a framework, guidance, and by using the Be Counted tool to aggregate and track hours. This will give the company a “so what” to their efforts and tools to effectively evaluate the impact the mentor program is having on their employees.
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As an individual, you’ll get the chance to connect with and inspire a young woman at a critical time that can truly make a difference in the rest of her life.Read More
As a leader in your company, getting your staff involved with the program helps ensure the skilled workforce your business will need for your future growth and success.Read More
STEM is the work of tomorrow, and it is today's path to success. STEM employment is predicted to balloon by almost 17 percent between 2010 and 2020. So why aren't women pursuing STEM degrees and careers? Is it because they are not great at math? Are they disinterested in science? Of course not. Millions of girls and young women would earn STEM degrees and pursue STEM careers if they had one simple thing: encouragement.
ALREADY MENTORING? BE COUNTED! Million Women Mentors is a movement to encourage girls and young women to pursue STEM careers through mentoring by women and men. This website will allow you to record the mentoring you are already doing, and to connect to new mentoring opportunities. Please sign up to record the mentoring you have already done. If you're already a member, please sign in.