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SXSW 2018

Empowering Girls with Tech: Breaking Barriers

Despite the attention the gender imbalance in STEM and entrepreneurship has garnered recently, getting young girls interested in pursuing STEM and entrepreneurship has yet to be solved. This panel explores drivers to get girls interested in entrepreneurship and STEM, the barriers they face both systemically and culturally, and strategies the panelists have seen work in the past. It’s about time we unleash the creativity, ideas, and energy of half of the population.

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  1. Why do you think many young women are reluctant to consider a STEM field?
  2. What can parents do to encourage their daughters to pursue the STEM fields if they're exhibiting great skill in those areas?
  3. Why is it important to get more females interested in STEM?



Catherine Cook Connelly, Co-Founder/VP Brand Strategy, The Meet Group

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Startup & Tech Sectors
  • Level: Beginner
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