Throughout the year there are ample opportunities to tie your social media efforts to national days and weeks of celebration in STEM, workforce development, and diversity initiatives. We have put together sample social media information for you so that you can effortlessly engage in these celebrations yourself.

Below every month will be a campaign list with descriptions for you to find, the hashtags, info, and more.

Some campaigns will correspond to certain days of the month, those will be below in a bulleted list

You can edit these however you see fit to match your own voice or objectives. If you see something missing from this calendar that you’d like us to include, or have materials you’re already creating for these events, reach out to us so that we can be sure to share them as well! For more information, contact Alexa Gitler, Alexa.Gitler@stemconnector.com


January

National Mentoring Month

January 9 – National Static Electricity Day

  • National Mentoring Month
    Main Hashtag: #MentorIRL #MentoringMonth
    Other Relevant Hashtags: #ThankYourMentor
    Website: https://www.mentoring.org/new-site/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/NMM-2020-Digital-Engagement-Toolkit.pdf
    Sample Tweets:

    • This National #MentoringMonth, you can make a difference in a young person’s life and help them to succeed. Become a mentor in real life today at bit.ly/BeAMentorIRL #MentorIRL
    • Research shows that there is something most Americans agree on: mentoring relationships are powerful tools for connection & are critical to our country’s future. This #MentoringMonth, help inspire others to join the mentoring movement at bit.ly/BeAMentorIRL #MentorIRL
    • This National #MentoringMonth, thank the mentors in your life by sharing your mentoring story using #ThankYourMentor! Share your story at www.mentoring.org/stories to help inspire others to join the mentoring field!

February

Black History Month
Engineers Week
Feb 11- Light a Spark: Empowering Women and Girls in STEM
Feb 20 – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

  • Black History Month
    Main Hashtag: #BlackHistoryMonth
    Other Relevant Hashtags: #adding2bhm, #myblackhistory

March

Women’s History Month

When: All month

Hashtag: #MWMentors, #WomenInSTEM, #IWD2020

Handle: @MillionWomenMentors & @STEMConnector

Website: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

 

 

Other hashtags to use your social media posts

  • Women’s History Month: #WomensHistoryMonth
  • International Women’s Day (March 8th): #IWD2020
  • Million Women Mentors: #MWMentors
  • Other: #WomenInSTEM, #GirlsInSTEM, #GenderEquality

 

Sample Tweets for Twitter

STEMConnector celebrates Women’s History Month with the purpose of commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. #WomenInSTEM #IWD2020 #WomensHistoryMonth

 

Our world is full of powerful #women — including scientists, engineers, and the mathematicians and the family members who support them. We are extremely proud to serve support and showcase these women. Happy Women’s History Month! #WomenInSTEM #IWD2020 #WomensHistoryMonth

 

 

Sample Posts for Facebook/LinkedIN

March is Women’s History Month, global celebration dedicated to commemorating the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women throughout the globe. It’s also a day that encourages action to accelerate gender parity. Which woman do you most admire? #WomeninSTEM #GenderEquality

 

This Women’s History Month, we celebrate the extraordinary women who have helped shape our country by breaking down barriers.

 

 MWM Women in STEM Myths Vs. Facts

 

  1. Myth: Boys are more interested in #STEM during #K12. Fact: Research demonstrates girls maintain and lose interest at similar rates as boys. #WomenInSTEM #MWMentors. Click to download image.
  2. Myth: Men outpace women in #STEM subjects. Fact: Research shows women are just as proficient as men in STEAM subjects throughout K-12 into postsecondary. #WomenInSTEM #MWMentors. Click to download image.
  3. Myth: Women don’t pursue #STEM majors in #HigherEd because of lack of interest. Fact: Women are significantly less likely to earn STEM degrees than men but enter college with same level of intent. #WomenInSTEM #MWMentors. Click to download image.
  4. Myth: Women leave STEM jobs at the same rate they leave non-STEM jobs. Fact: Women leave STEM jobs at a rate of 50% than women leave non-STEM jobs at a rate of 20% #WomenInSTEM #MWMentors. Click to download image.

 

Million Women Mentors International Women’s Day Webinar

When: Monday, March 9th @ 12pm ET

Hashtag: #MWMentors, #WomenInSTEM, #IWD2020

Handle: @MillionWomenMentors & @STEMConnector

Website: https://www.millionwmentors.com

 

Hashtags to use your social media posts

  • Women’s History Month: #WomensHistoryMonth
  • International Women’s Day (March 8th): #IWD2020
  • This year’s theme for IWD: #EachForEqual
  • Million Women Mentors: #MWMentors
  • Other: #WomenInSTEM, #GirlsInSTEM, #GenderEquality

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #EachforEqual; we’ll hear from a cross-sector of leaders on how we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements, as well as a bit about what our members and partners are doing to help create a gender equal world.

 

When: Monday, March 9th at 12:00pm ET

 

Sample Tweets for Twitter

  • Join @MillionWMentors on #IWD2020 on MON, March 9th @ 12PM ET for the #EachforEqual Webinar to hear cross-sector leaders discuss challenging stereotypes, celebrating women’s achievements, how create a gender equal world, and more. Register here: http://b.link/zoom84
  • For #IWD2020 on MON March 9th, @Susankneely & leaders from @Deloitte, @JacobsonGroup, @TCS_LATAM, & @wellsfargo are discussing challenging stereotypes, celebrating women’s achievements, and more on @MillionWMentors #EachforEquity Register here: http://b.link/zoom84

Click to download webinar invite.

 

Sample Posts for Facebook/LinkedIN

 

Join @MillionWMentors on #IWD2020 on MON, March 9th @ 12PM ET for the #EachforEqual Webinar to hear cross-sector leaders discuss challenging stereotypes, celebrating women’s achievements, how create a gender equal world, and more.

 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Terri Cooper, Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte
  • Bethany Hall-Long, Lieutenant Governor, Delaware
  • Salvador Enriquez, Supplier Diversity Manager, Wells Fargo
  • Susan Neely, President & CEO, ACLI
  • Margaret Resce Milknit, Managing Partner, The Jacobson Group
  • Sheila Boyington, National States Chair, MWM
  • Angelina Barquin, Regional Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Komal Rana, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Consultancy Services, India

 

Register here: http://b.link/zoom84

 

 

National Pi Day

When: March 14

Hashtag: #PiDay, #NationalPiDay

Handles: @STEMConnector

Website: https://www.piday.org/

 

Sample Posts for Twitter

March 14 is celebrated as Pi Day, as it falls on the 14th day of the third month, or 3.14 — the first three digits of pi. #NationalPiDay

Info:

The first calculation of pi was done by Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212), an ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer. He calculated the area of a circle with the use of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Pi has been used by different cultures throughout history. The ancient Babylonians and Egyptians used approximations for pi when calculating the area of a circle. Zu Chongzhi (429–501), a Chinese mathematician, created his own ratio that approximated pi in much the same way Archimedes did. Georges-Louis Leclerc (1707-1788), a French mathematician, showed that Pi could be calculated with probability.

Since its inception, pi has been used every day. Engineering, construction, GPS, simulation, radio, TV, telephones, power generation, motors…all of this is possible thanks to the magic of pi! Some historians even debate whether pi was used when the ancient Pyramids of Giza were constructed because the structures are nearly perfect geometrically number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.