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Expanding Potential: Suggested Events

Suggested events in the Bay Area:

  • She’s Geeky is an “unConference” for women geeks in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math (STEAM) that provides the space to share, learn, and have fun. San Jose, CA, January 30- February 1, 2015
  • South Bay Women's Conference - Deciphering the Code: Women in STEM Careers. A conference aimed at celebrating and uniting multiple generations of women in STEM with keynote speaker, Lilly Ledbetter, an advocate for equal pay and women’s rights. San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, March 8, 2015
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. This conference is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Houston, TX, October 14-16, 2015

Plan your own event:

  • Tools for Change in STEM: The Tools for Change in STEM is a project lead by Mary Ann Mason and Joan C. Williams. The project’s website includes workshop materials that can be used to facilitate workshops for deans, graduate students, postdocs, and others that focus on an array of issues faced by women in STEM.

Outreach Opportunities:

  • Techbridge: A Bay Area group that works with girls in grades 5-12 through after school programs and summer camps to expand their academic and career options to include STEM.
  • TechWomen: A program that brings women from Africa and the Middle East to the US for mentorship and exchange as a means of increasing their interest in STEM careers by exposing them to female role models. There are hosting, partnership, and internship opportunities available. 
  • MentorNet: An online mentorship pairing program that provides an opportunity for STEM professionals to mentor students during a four-month cycle. The program provides training for mentors and mentees. The mentor and mentee participate in weekly discussion based on prompts provided by Mentornet.

Add your suggestions in the comments section!