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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

International Day of the Girl

Molly, Director of Special Projects, at Teza Technologies recently reached out to me about a cause that is near and dear to her heart, and I am so so glad that she did! Although I personally am an English major who is planning on minoring in Psychology, I am able to recognize how underrepresented women are in the STEM fields. 

Currently, 36 percent of students that declare a major within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields do not obtain a degree within these fields. Misha Malyshev, CEO of Teza Technologies works with nonprofits to curb that number. International Day of the Girl is a great time to celebrate the women in this field, and every field, and recognize the opportunities allowed to girls. Over 47% of the workforce is women, and we all need to be celebrated! At Teza, they've (smartly) decided that this mission needs more than a day, and think women should be celebrated everyday!

But really? Every day should be the "day of the girl". Every day we should celebrate the pursuit of knowledge for ourselves and each other - everyone, everywhere, regardless of gender!

Want to learn more about women in STEM? The White House's website has all the facts and figures Click here!

xoxo, Brooke

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