Are you passionate about pay equity in STEM? Want to learn more about the gender pay gap and increase your financial literacy? Join us at this STEM Bootcamp to identify contributing factors to the gender pay gap in STEM and analyze statistics, data, and graphs revealing global pay inequity. We will strengthen our group discussion tools, brainstorm STEM-centered solutions, learn about how to apply for a $500 STEM grant, and hear from a panel of women in STEM.
Did you know:
- Even when girls and women enter traditionally male dominated STEM fields, they tend to go into the lower-paying specialties: Though women account for about half of all medical school graduates, they are overly represented in pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, which are among the lower paying specialties.*
- In the US, men in STEM annual salaries are nearly $15,000 higher per year than women ($85,000 compared to $60,828). And Latina and Black women in STEM earn around $33,000 less (at an average of around $52,000 a year).*
- Women make up only 28% of the workforce in STEM. The gender gaps are particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering.*
According to the AAUW, giving girls and women equal opportunities to pursue — and thrive in — STEM careers helps narrow the gender pay gap, enhances girls and women’s economic security and ensures a diverse and talented STEM workforce and prevents biases in these fields and the products and services they produce.*
So what are you waiting for? Register today! This Girl Up STEM for Social Good Bootcamp will run from 12:00 – 2:30 PM EST (New York City Time Zone, USA) in an interactive, virtual format. The event content is mostly geared toward leaders in grades 6-12, ages 13-22.
About Girl Up
Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young leaders who defend gender equality. Through leadership development training, Girl Up gives youth the resources and platform to start a movement for social change wherever they are. For those who stand with us in this movement, there is no rest until we achieve equal rights for every girl. Because when girls rise, we all rise.
Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.