STEM careers have been dominated by men, but the tide is turning. Companies are beginning to understand that employing a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, but it’s good for business. Creativity and problem-solving are enhanced with a diverse workforce – and these skills are critical for business success.
In addition, women make up half of the U.S. population and are more in tune to the wants and needs of other women. The article “4 Reasons Why Women Are Spearheading the Growth of STEM for Businesses” sums it up well, “Smart business leaders will understand that there’s a massive opportunity cost to disenfranchising more than half the population of potential customers. Can these companies conceive, develop and market products for women if there aren’t any women around to contribute?”
To stay competitive, companies need innovative staff that brings varied experiences to the table. At Brainy Bytes, we’re happy to see that trends are changing, and we’re excited about the future.
STEM Needs Women
With technology driving our economy, the need for STEM talent will only increase. This provides a huge opportunity for women. With the demand for STEM skills outpacing supply, women have more freedom to choose the company and career path that best suits them. In many cases, it also means higher pay.
Encouraging Girls in STEM
When students begin thinking about college and a career path, they’re influenced by family and friends, but teachers and counselors play a big part, too. If you’re in any of these roles, help girls understand the opportunities. If possible, connect them with a female mentor who can speak first-hand and provide valuable advice.
Encourage girls to learn more about STEM through after-school programs, clubs and summer camps. Whether they ultimately choose a STEM career or go a different route, the skills they gain are beneficial no matter their career choice.
Brainy Bytes has been at the forefront of STEM programs since we were founded in 2010. We’re passionate about educating parents, schools, and teachers about STEM and the opportunities it creates for all children.
Brainy Bytes Near You
Are you looking for ways to introduce your daughter to STEM or nurture her interest in it? Visit our website to learn more about our STEM classes for students from kindergarten through high school.
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If you have questions about our STEM courses or licensing program, don’t hesitate to call us at 770-826-0449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.