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Milliman announces $750,000 gift to The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators program

In February of 2019, global consulting and actuarial firm Milliman Inc. announced that it had donated a three-year, $750,000 gift to support The Actuarial Foundation‘s Math Motivators tutoring program, raised entirely by donations from employees and alumni through the Milliman Giving Fund. The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivator program provides free math tutoring to high students who either do …

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A Behind The Scenes Look at the Miles and Inspiration Gained in Documenting NBC News Learn’s Engineering Your World Video Series

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output] This is a guest blog post by Ellen Rose, producer for NBC News Learn and its Engineering Your World  video series   On March 6, 2018, I boarded my flight for the first of 20 shoots for NBC News Learn’s original series “Discovering You: Engineering Your World.” While I knew …

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Hey Hollywood, Now’s the Time to Show More Positive Roles of Women and Girls in STEM

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]By Koshi Dhingra, Ed.D As the world prepares for the upcoming Oscars, Hollywood has a chance to change its ways.  Many TV shows and movies depict women and girls as the unattractive, overworked nerd or the lonely, strange, and unhappy person who may be brilliant in her field but who would …

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Join MWM on International Women’s Day for the Balance For Better Webinar

For International Women’s Day, Million Women Mentors is hosting the Balance For Better Webinar, where we’ll hear from an international cross-sector of leaders on why gender balance is important to their industry and to the economy as a whole, as well as a bit about what efforts are seeing the most impact. This webinar will take …

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Texas Girls Collaborative Project Announces 2018 Million Women Mentors® – Texas “Stand Up for STEM” Award Winners

The awards recognize individuals and organizations in Texas advancing women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) AUSTIN, TX, December 7, 2018 | Today, the Texas Girls Collaborative Project, which connects and supports Texas-based organizations that empower women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), presented its Million Women Mentors® …

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Changing Student Trajectories Through Access to STEM Education

By Don Bossi, president of FIRST® There’s been plenty said about the effects of diversity on corporate decision-making and creativity, but what we too often forget is that, as far as diversity and the talent pipeline are concerned, lives and livelihoods are very much at stake. As professional STEM opportunities continue to expand, we need …

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Journeying through the World of STEM

This is a guest blog post from Lauren Bush, freshman at Howard University and Bison STEM Scholar, Cohort II. In this modern world, STEM has become the “it” topic. However, we are still facing both a minority disparity and a lack of females in STEM driven fields. To combat these problems, companies and colleges alike …

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How Being Black in STEM Changed my Life

This is a guest blog post from Jazmine Grant: Bison STEM Scholars Member Cohort 2, Howard University Class of 2022. Being black and STEM is not a rarity anymore; however, it still is a challenge to draw the minds of minorities to STEM careers. The challenges and struggles minorities are given makes it arduous to want …

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What It Actually Takes to Mentor Over a Million Women and Girls in STEM

Go #BeyondTheBuzzword: Share what mentoring over a million women and girls in STEM actually looks like using #MWMentorIRL! Million Women Mentors (MWM) will gather again this year at our annual Summit & Awards Gala in DC in October to celebrate some pretty significant milestones: over 2.3 million commitments to mentor and over 1 million completed …

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Intel Foundation: Together We Can Inspire Middle School Girls to become Future Technology Leaders and Innovators

The Intel Foundation seeks non-profit partners to broaden the participation of US middle-school girls in Technology, Engineering and Computer Science (TEC) to help close the technology equity and gender gaps.  Learn more at https://foundation.intel.com/rfp. U.S. Middle School girls represent a wealth of unlimited potential for cultivating our future technology creators, innovators and leaders.  Yet, a vast …

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