Last year, The Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summit at Bentley University was a roaring success. Attendees, both students and corporations alike, shared what they have experienced and learned, gained insight into best practices for recruitment and retention, engaged with the next generation of STEM women and worked together to drive change.
This year, the event is coming back and will be held on October 22, 2015 at Bentley. The summit is hosted by the Center for Women and Business and supported by STEMconnector and the Million Women Mentors program along with several other academic and media partners. The special event helps to close the gap between corporate needs for a STEM-enabled workforce and student questions about job prospects that align their passion with the needs of corporate America. This happens in a very tangible way at the event by bringing these two groups together to learn from each other and make connections that create jobs, mentor relationships, internships and a community of passionate people who are working in science, technology, engineering and math.
The Summit has also brought back its inspiring My Story/My Advice Project to connect the community of women in STEM jobs, give them an opportunity to share their experiences and their insights, and a platform to pay it forward and offer advice to the next generation of women. These are a powerful and diverse group of women who have shared their stories of perseverance, sometimes hardship, and ultimate success. Learn more about this initiative here: http://bit.ly/1gbLy4m
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The Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summit 2015 Team