Over the next few days, we'll be highlighting the fantastic honorees who received the Woman of Distinction Award at our recent breakfast. Up first: Sarah E. Cogan, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Scroll down to read the text of her speech, or you can watch the video below.
Continuing our series of highlighting outstanding female role models, today we focus on Amy Brooks, Executive Vice President of Team Marketing & Business Operations at the National Basketball Association, who speaks about how the Girl Scouts provides girls with a foundation of real-world skills, including in technology.
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Teens pitch savvy business ideas to investors as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute, including an idea to revolutionize bandages. The New York Daily News website recent ran a video story about this initiative. To view the video, watch below, or click HERE to visit nydailynews.com. You may also scroll down to read a transcript.
More than two dozen teenage Girl Scouts are taking part in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, program at the New York Hall of Science this week, where they're learning how to make programming codes and use special software to create 3-D video games as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute.
Cable news channel NY1 recently ran a story about this new initiative. To view the... Read more »
There is increased national attention being paid to the low engagement rates of girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Conversations revolve around the fact that girls often show interest in STEM early on but are not encouraged to pursue this interest (and in some cases, are actively discouraged). This is... Read more »
Yesterday, another article appeared on the gender gap. It raised more questions and more speculation about the number of women in the workforce - and why there are not more. The Times writes:
"...women’s chances of making it to the top are also stuck. Only 17 percent of directors and 14 percent of C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies are women. All but 20 or so of their chief executives are men. At the other end of the spectrum of opportunity, 16.3 percent of women are officially poor, according to census figures, compared to 13.6 percent of men.