Million Women Mentors – Rhode Island Announces New Webinar Series

by STEMconnector


Million Women Mentors – Rhode Island (MWM-RI) announces the launch of the MWM-RI Webinar Series – free webinars that will feature a wide range of topics designed to promote, share, connect, and support mentoring.

Each 45-minute webinar will be hosted and moderated by a member of MWM-RI and will consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A/discussion period.  Guest presenters will cover a wide range of topics from research, best practices, featured programs, events, as well as other mentoring issues.

The first webinar featuring MentorRI will occur on Friday, March 22nd from 2:00-3:00pm. Join the meeting on Zoom here.

Elements of Effective Practice in Mentoring for STEM

Want to learn more about the elements of an effective STEM Mentoring Program? MENTOR Rhode Island staff, Jo-Ann Schofield (CEO) and Christopher Margadonna (Director of Partner Engagement) will cover the Elements of Effective Practice in Mentoring for STEM mentoring programs. Learn the latest research-informed recommendations for youth mentoring programs with a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics focus. Want to start or improve a mentoring program? Find out how you can earn up to 50 free hours of Technical Assistance to build or improve your mentoring program!

Future Webinars in the series:

Tuesday, April 23, 2019:     Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England
Tuesday, May 14, 2019:     NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory
Tuesday, June 25, 2019:     YWCA Northern Rhode Island
Tuesday, September 10, 2019:     Tech Collective: Women in Technology

All webinars will be available after the live event at www.risteamcenter.org.

About Million Women Mentors
Million Women Mentors is an initiative of STEMconnector in collaboration with over 60+ partners reaching over 30 million girls and women, 45+ corporate sponsors, and 35+ state leadership teams.  Through the engagement of one million mentors, our goals are to: 1) Increase the percentage of high school girls planning to pursue STEM careers; 2) Increase the percentage of young women pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields; and 3) Increase the percentage of women staying and advancing in STEM careers through supporting workforce mentoring programs.

MWM-RI’s mission is to build a STEM Mentor network that connects education, industry, and government for the purpose of engaging and motivating girls and women to increase their STEM literacy and pursue careers in STEM

About Rhode Island STEAM Center
The Rhode Island STEAM Center serves as a central educational hub and statewide resource focused on building partnerships, advocating for increased STEAM literacy, and promoting and implementing research-based practices.  Our mission is to provide leadership and advocacy for increasing science, technology, engineering, arts + design, mathematics (STEAM) literacy in Rhode Island through sustaining partnerships with higher education, K-12, business and industry, afterschool programs, non-profit organizations, community-based groups, and government agencies. For more information visit www.risteamcenter.org

About RI Mentoring Partnership
Our mission is to ensure youth have access to the motivational and supportive relationships they need to grow into confident, successful adults.  We envision a Rhode Island where all youth are connected to relationships with adults who inspire and support them.  All youth will have role models who provide a road map for lifelong success and achievement. RIMP serves as an umbrella organization for dozens of mentoring programs around Rhode Island offering help with recruitment, training, and technical assistance.  RIMP is also directly responsible for the coordination of the school-based mentoring programs in Warwick, Woonsocket, Newport, Middletown, & Cranston.  For more information visit www.MentorRI.org