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 with the shared goal of attracting and retaining more women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields through high quality mentorships. 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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