We are excited to announce that Governor Gina Raimondo will be serving as honorary chair of the Rhode Island MWM State Leadership Team.
Million Women Mentors® (MWM) is a national movement that is leading the effort to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers through the engagement of one million women and men as mentors by the year 2019. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector® in collaboration with over 60+ national partners, 45+ corporate sponsors, and 35+ state teams.
The goals of MWM include:
- Increase the percentage of U.S. high school girls planning to pursue STEM careers.
- Increase the percentage of U.S. young women pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields in higher education.
- Increase the percentage of U.S. women staying and advancing in STEM careers through supporting workforce-mentoring programs.
The Rhode Island STEAM Center is coordinating the State Leadership Team which includes women from across the state with connections to industry, education, and government.
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