EVERYONE NEEDS A ROLE MODEL
It’s much easier to dream of an exciting future when you see someone who looks like you doing the exact same thing. But sadly, when it comes to science, technology, engineering, and math careers, young women often do not think there is a seat at the table for them. As a result, less than 25% of today’s U.S. STEM workforce is made up of women.
That must change.
“Be the flame of fate, that torch of truth to guide our young people toward a better future for themselves and for this country.”
- Michelle Obama
At AstraFemina, we know how powerful women can be in science, technology, engineering, and math because we ARE those women. We are a collective of prominent leaders – including astronauts, academic professionals, and industry innovators – who have made a significant difference in the world because we chose the excitement, challenge, and opportunities available in the many fields of STEM. We want to share our stories with young women and excite them about the value, fun and challenges that await them in STEM careers. Most of all we want to expand their horizons about what is possible and how they can create their futures.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, our mission is simple but powerful – to open more girls’ minds to joining our ranks and soaring to new heights.
Here are just a few comments from girls about what they learned from AstraFemina speakers:
"You can do anything just don't give up."
"I can do anything."
"Never be scared to try anything and just go for it."