STUDENTS: WE WANT YOU!
Teachers are great. We love them for their expertise and most of all…patience! We’re working hard to be a catalyst (pun intended) for students all over the world, by having over 48 chapters across the globe, and empowering women to succeed as entrepreneurs and STEM executives.
Did you know that:
- Female scientists and engineers are concentrated in different occupations than are men, with relatively high shares of women in the social sciences (58%) and biological and medical sciences (48%) and relatively low shares in engineering (13%) and computer and mathematical sciences (25%) (NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2014).
- Women make up 47% of the total U.S. workforce, but are much less represented in particular science and engineering occupations (U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Women in the Labor Force: A Databook, 2014). For example:
- 39% of chemists and material scientists are women;
- 27.9% of environmental scientists and geoscientists are women;
- 15.6% of chemical engineers are women;
- 12.1% of civil engineers are women;
- 8.3% of electrical and electronics engineers are women;
- 17.2% of industrial engineers are women; and
- 7.2% of mechanical engineers are women
Also, the amount of early-stage investment in companies with a woman on the executive team has tripled to 15 percent from 5 percent in the last 15 years. Despite this positive trend, 85 percent of all venture capital-funded businesses have no women on the executive team. Importantly, only 2.7 percent of venture capital-funded companies had a woman CEO.
- More than 9.1 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.4 trillion in sales as of 2014.
- Women-owned firms (50% or more) account for 30% of all privately held firms and contribute 14% of employment and 11% of revenues.
- Over the past seven years, the overall increase of 8.3 million (net) new jobs is comprised of a 9.2 million increase in employment in large, publicly traded corporations, combined with a 893,000 decline in employment among smaller, privately held companies.
We’ve got some amazing teachers who have real life experiences to share and who really want you at our Girls In Tech Catalyst Conference. They’re all strong advocates of mentorship and believe connecting with future leaders to answer questions about real life professional experiences is important to the development of the next set of success stories! Join us at the Hotel Palomar – Phoenix and get schooled by seasoned innovators!
We hope to see a mix of students from:
- University of Arizona,
- Northern Arizona University,
- Arizona State University,
- Wilkes University
- Arizona Western College,
- Central Arizona College,
- Eastern Arizona College,
- Chandler-Gilbert Community College,
- Estrella Mountain Community College,
- GateWay Community College,
- Glendale Community College,
- Mesa Community College, Mesa
- Paradise Valley Community College,
- Phoenix College,
- Rio Salado Community College,
- Scottsdale Community College,
- South Mountain Community College,
- Mohave Community College,
- Northland Pioneer College,
- A.T. Still University,
- Midwestern University,
- Wilkes University,
- Thunderbird School of Global Management,
- The Art Institute of Phoenix,
- Brookline College,
- DeVry University,
- Dunlap-Stone University,
- Cal State Northridge
- San Diego State University
- ….and MORE!!!!!!!!!
COME AND EXPERIENCE AMAZING SPEAKERS, NETWORKING, INNOVATIVE BRAINSTORMING, AND GREAT ENERGY for just $75 student rate for April 26th to April 28th.
See you soon!