EgGS Initiative is a non-profit established to provide resources and experiences for high school girls to be better prepared for a STEM career. Students have opportunities to learn from and be inspired by women who are successfully navigating careers as STEM professionals. Programs offer high school girls insights, knowledge and strategies to more confidently pursue their own STEM academic and professional career.
By offering girls opportunities to interact with STEM professional women – role models – they will be better prepared to thrive in fields traditionally dominated by men.
“Role models really matter. It’s hard to imagine yourself as something you don’t see.” Chelsea Clinton
EgGS encourages high schools, professional organizations and regional companies to collaborate to bring students and professional women together to discuss roles, explore strategies and work on non technical skills essential to succeeding in a STEM career.
Workshops and resources model non-technical skills, such as networking, personal advocacy, effective communication and others, professionals need to ensure long-term success. EgGS structures programs that simulate work environments and professional settings. They are designed to be personal, engaging and authentic experiences that develop insights and confidence.
“All sorts of things can happen when you’re open to new ideas and playing around with things.” — Stephanie Kwolek, DuPont chemist and winner of the Lavoisier Medal