STEM is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics”. This acronym is used to describe a type of curriculum in school – from kindergarten through college.
Women in STEM
Through our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the the world a better place, we know that girls have limitless possibilities – including the ability to someday lead successful careers in the area of STEM.
Currently, women make up only 25% of the Oklahoma STEM workforce, and we at Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma know this needs to change! That’s why we are committed to helping prepare Oklahoma girls for the STEM workforce pipeline, with the ultimate goal of narrowing the gap between available jobs and preparedness.
We believe in order to create this change, girls have to “see it to be it”. That is why we launched a diverse network of Oklahoma female STEM mentors to give girls real-life examples of successful women in the STEM field to help bridge the significant gender gap in STEM careers.
We highlight knowledgeable and dedicated female employees who serve as a mentor to girls. This employee then becomes a leader in our Women in STEM Network.
We feature her career and role in the STEM industry on our interactive Wall of Women where she can be viewed by Oklahoma Girl Scouts at our state-of-the-art STEM Center of Excellence, Camp Trivera, throughout each year. She is also be promoted as a STEM mentor for troops when they need a STEM speaker, activity, etc.
Current Wall of Women
STEM activities can also be added to any events package and utilized as a fun and engaging team-building exercise! For more information on how to incorporate STEM into your next event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org