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October 2, 2014
2:00-3:00PM EST

A National Vision for Mentoring Girls and Young Women in STEM Town Hall Conference Call

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During this national call, the Million Women Mentors team and several key partners and supporters will discuss:

  1. MWM Mentoring Results and Update
  2. Mentoring Best Practices
  3. Matching Technology
  4. Surprise MWM Announcements

Million Women Mentors (MWM), an initiative of STEMconnector®, is a national movement aiming to increase the number of girls and women from middle school to the workplace continuum to pursue and succeed in STEM programs and careers. Recently launched in January, Million Women Mentors has 22+ sponsors and 56+ partners that reach more than 25 million girls and young women nation wide. 170,000+ have taken the pledge so far. Designed to take place over a four year period (2014-2018) MWM will engage one million science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) mentors, both male and female through mentorship to increase the interest of girls and women in STEM careers. If you have any questions about the movement or town hall, please e-mail MWM@STEMconnector.org


October 9, 2014
1PM ET / 12PM CT / 11AM MT / 10AM PT

Register for the STEM Equity Pipeline Virtual Book Club Unleash the Power of Diversity by Debjani Biswas

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STEM Equity Pipeline and NAPE Virtual Book Club
Complimentary 1.5 hour session. Register now.
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Abstract: What are the hidden costs of poorly relating to people who are different from us? These and many other questions are answered in Debjani Muckherjee Biswas's thought-provoking book, Unleash the Power of Diversity, which introduces two original frameworks:

  1. The Five Judgments: Analysis of Personal Brand and Stereotypes
  2. A Diversity Foray: Practical Global Toolkit for leveraging diversity for results.
  • Does being different work for you or against you?
  • What is your brand, your personal presence?
  • What is your brand, your personal presence?

Intended Audience: This Virtual Book Club is designed for any participant wanting to increase gender and cultural equity success in STEM careers for underrepresented populations. The tools in Ms. Biswas' book are targeted for professionals in education and businesses. No level of experience with the topic is required.


  • Learn a new framework, "The Five Judgments," that analyzes the process and costs of cultural stereotyping.
  • Discover a global toolkit of practical Do's and Don'ts with clear guidelines to navigate cross-cultural diversity dilemmas.
  • Explore unwritten rules of behavior, personal presence, and communication norms and how they impact trust and reputation.
  • Share strategies that you can use in your classroom, school, or community to unleash the power of diversity.

Facilitator: Debjani Biswas is an author, diversity strategist, international speaker, and change agent. She is Principal of Coachieve, which specializes in diversity strategies and leadership effectiveness. She has a unique and eclectic combination of corporate and academic experience (21 years at PepsiCo, Texas Instruments, and IVTech Community College) and education (Chemical Engineering IIT, MBA IIM, Professional Certified Coach ICF, MS in OD UTD). Ms. Biswas combines practical skills with cutting-edge original concepts. She was a session presenter at the NAPE 2014 Annual PDI Conference in Washington, DC. Her original frameworks are being utilized by participants and clients from 23 countries and 5 continents.

Keep up with Debjani Biswas on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

Registration: Register for this 1.5 hour complimentary book club event.

The first part (35-45 minutes) of the 1.5-hour session will be an engaging presentation about the concepts in the book and the second part (35-45 minutes) will be an open discussion through the chat function and a conference line.

Once you register for the complimentary event, information and instructions about accessing the event will be sent to your email address.

Before the session, please read Unleash the Power of Diversity and come prepared for a lively discussion with the author and your colleagues across the country!

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September 10, 2014

STEM Equity Pipline Archived Webinar - STEM for ALL and ALL for STEM! Counseling Tools for Student Engagement

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Price: Complimentary

Abstract: STEM careers and in demand, and opportunities are available for every student. This webinar will empower you to effectively communicate to students the breadth of opportunities and pathways in STEM careers through the use of NAPE's STEM Career Toolkit. You will finish the webinar prepared to use the NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit for introducing, directing, and encouraging students to learn about and consider careers in STEM.

Intended Audience: This workshop is designed for anyone interested in tools to help engage students, particularly women and underrepresented groups, in STEM career exploration. The toolkit activities are designed for middle school to high school students, but the messaging about STEM careers is useful for anyone interested in learning more about these careers. No level of experience with the topic is required.


  • Review all items in the NAPE STEM Careers toolkit
  • Learn how to use the resources in your jobs
  • Learn how to increase participant awareness of the most effective messaging for STEM careers
  • Improve understanding of the breadth of opportunities and pathways to STEM careers (spanning certifications to graduate-level training)

Presenter: Meagan Pollock is the Director of Professional Development for NAPE. In this role, Meagan develops programs and products that help educators, administrators, and counselors improve equity in the classroom, ultimately to increase the participation of women and minorities in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers.

Meagan is a former NSF Graduate Research Fellow, with a PhD in engineering education, an MS in electrical engineering, and a BS in computer science. She worked as an engineer for Texas Instruments. She served as a consultant to NAPE from 2008 to 2011, delivering professional development and presenting at national conferences, developing the STEM Careers Toolkit, and developing online courses.

About the Toolkit: Created for counselors, the NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit is designed to effectively reach and encourage every student to consider a future career in STEM. The toolkit provides an overview of STEM careers, introduces positive language for talking with students, and connects the effective messaging with tools, activities, and resources.

The NAPE STEM Careers Toolkit was developed from 5 years of professional development workshops for K-12 counselors and educators, designed to meet their needs for counseling students to expand their knowledge of and interest in STEM careers.

The NAPE STEM Careers toolkit includes the following: 1) Exploring STEM Careers Booklet that describes the research, rationale, and purpose of the toolkit; 2) Four interactive career exploration activities for student engagement with explicit lesson plans for implementation; 3) Resources and tools for recruitment of girls; and a 4) Flyer for a student resource webpage.

Registration: Click here to register for the archived webinar.

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September 17, 2014

NAPE is Recruiting for Directors of Special Projects and Operations

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September 16, 2014

It's application time for the 2015 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing and the 2015 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award!

Deadline: November 2, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST
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September 16, 2014

The campaign to inspire more STEM undergrads and recent grads is live

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August 27, 2014

The diversity issue in tech firms starts before the recruiting process

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Tech companies are finally spilling some of their most sought-after secrets. No, not related to their R&D. I’m referring instead to some other tightly guarded information they once declared “trade secrets”: data about the number of women and minorities on their payrolls.

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August 25, 2014

NAPE Welcomes Meagan Pollock as Director of Professional Development

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The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is pleased to announce that Meagan Pollock, PhD, will join its staff as Director of Professional Development. In this role, Dr. Pollock will develop programs and products that help educators, administrators, and counselors improve equity in the classroom, ultimately to increase the participation of women and minorities in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers.

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August 25, 2014

New Hampshire Solar Car Sprint

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Betsy Stefany, a member of the New Hampshire STEM Equity Pipeline Leadership Team, shared some good news coming from the NH Math and Science Partnership efforts focused on light/heat transfer. This year’s Solar Car Sprint in Derry, NH was won by an all-girl team from Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. From the Derry Life & Times article it looks like everyone was having a great experience. To learn more about Jr. Solar Sprint competitions go to http://jrsolarsprint.org/

August 25, 2014

Cynthia Lam, a 17-year-old from Melbourne, Australia, invented the "H2PRO" device which uses sunlight to purify water while generating electricity

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August 22, 2014

26 Percent of Female Scientists Say They've Been Sexually Assaulted Doing Fieldwork

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