I wanted to take some time to shout out a really great organization called Teza Technologies, that is seeking to bring about a change in the STEM profession. There is a huge disparity between the number of men and women who enter the field of science, technology, engineering and math.
This organization wants to change that by encouraging more women to pursue these areas of study in college and ultimately fill the gap in the work force.
There is even a huge push by the Obama administration to foster more opportunities to allow this to happen. Check out what Obama said about STEM education.
One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.”
-- President Barack Obama, February 2013
I am a huge proponent of any organization that seeks to empower women and create opportunities for us to grow and defy gender roles. This is why I support Teza Technologies.
Check out some statistics and learn what you can do to support them on their mission.
International Day of the Girl is a holiday committed to celebrating the successes and opportunities available to girls all over the world. Teza Technologies CEO Misha Malyshev believes that everyday should be the Day of the Girl in order to celebrate their successes in life. These opportunities pertain to everything in life, but Teza Technologies wants to celebrate the women in science, technology, engineering, and math.