Eighty-one percent of all high school girls are interested in pursuing STEM careers, but only 13% say it’s their first choice, with about half of all girls believing that STEM isn't a typical career path for girls. We believe that exposing girls to STEM and women professionals in STEM careers through Girl Scouts can help change that perception, along with the career opportunities high school girls see available to them.
Most technology and STEM fields have also recognized that for their company to be successful, they need to expand their pool to include more diverse talent. That’s why more companies are actively seeking to hire women to bring new and innovative ideas into STEM fields!
And that’s why we are investing in new programming that gives girls the chance to discover their interests in STEM and do hands-on activities that develop their skills. Girl Scouts are the scientists and engineers of tomorrow!