Blog
02/11/2019 - 1:34pm
Contributed by Ashley Stenzel I want to address potential for change in 2019 by starting with a story about myself. When I was in high school, I had a math teacher tell me that I was not the ‘type of girl’ who should pursue a career in the...
02/05/2019 - 11:54am
Contributed by Jennifer Dawson The career prospects for environmental scientists and specialists are excellent with an expected growth of 11% from 2016 to 2026. However, women make up only 35.8% of environmental scientists and...
01/30/2019 - 11:47am
Contributed by Judith Zubieta We often hear that the first years of formal education are essential for the proper development of the skills and interests children will be exercising throughout their lives, and not only during their school...
01/28/2019 - 3:32pm
Contributed by Pam Hillestad The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) has proven repeatedly that everything is better with friends! Through NGCP, I’ve been afforded the opportunity to work alongside amazing partners like the...
01/22/2019 - 12:01pm
Contributed by Debra Kimberling When I graduated from high school forty years ago, I had no clue as to the career I should pursue. My mom thought I would make a great veterinarian. Because I liked math, I began to study accounting at my...
01/14/2019 - 1:21pm
Contributed by Angela Cleveland, Paige Alven, Katie James, and Julia Jefferson In this country, we tell our children, “If you can dream it, you can be it.” But that is simply not true if we are not providing gender-inclusive lessons and...
01/07/2019 - 2:11pm
Contributed by Cynthia Simpson We know, through extensive research, that mentoring is an important component for sustained career success. An effective mentoring relationship can influence professional development which can lead to...
11/27/2018 - 9:35am
Contributed by Lilia B. To honor Computer Science Education Week and the holidays I would like to share with you a little about what I’m thankful for. One year ago, the National Girls Collaborative Project formed a Girls Advisory Board,...
11/16/2018 - 4:07pm
Contributed by Jennifer Dawson STEM fields are historically male dominated, so it’s heartening news that the percentage of girls interested in STEM has risen to 11%, according to a study by Junior Achievement. Despite this, the actual...
10/30/2018 - 9:50am
Contributed by Fang (Florence) Lu One person who really inspired me is Thomas Edison, who accumulated more than 2,000 patents worldwide for his inventions. The most well-known of his inventions include the light bulb, motion picture, and...