Elevating Girls & Young Women in STEM

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Girls and women play a critical role in the advancement of STEM – but a significant gender gap remains within STEM careers. At FIRST®, we are actively developing ways to address the overall issues and barriers, particularly in managing and allocating resources, programs, and educational opportunities fairly to all gender identities.

We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community for all participants. The Elevating Girls and Young Women in STEM initiative focuses on the participation and advancement of girls and women in STEM, without being exclusionary of the contributions of boys, men, and those that may identify differently.

To enhance the contributions of girls, as well as those of other underrepresented and underserved youth in STEM, we must invest in them at all stages of their development, including their access to FIRST programs and experiences on teams.


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