In 2014, US News and World Report estimated that only 13 percent of all undergraduate degrees earned by women were in science, technology, engineering and math. Looking at Greek Life, sorority women in STEM are even less common.
With this as a backdrop, you can hopefully understand why this tweet caught my attention.
“Together we will dispel the notion that women in sororities are not involved members of the science field by making our fields of study known.” Addison Keilty, Beta Epsilon-American #IAmASororityWoman
— Delta Gamma (@deltagamma) January 3, 2018
As it turns out, Addison runs a site called Sorority Girl in the Science Field (SG-SF), which features profiles of women in the science world, in addition to updates from Addison.
But while SG-SF caught my attention, what I found was even more impressive: there are so many inspiring women in the STEM fields.
In this episode, you’ll meet three such women and hear how:
- Addison Keilty of Delta Gamma turned the disrespect of her peers into a source of inspiration for others.
- Paige Kassalen of Tri Delta parlayed her sorority experience into the opportunity of a lifetime.
- Khalia Braswell of Delta Sigma Theta started an organization that has taught hundreds of young women of color to code.
Listen here. ⬇
Selected links from episode 10 about sorority women in STEM
Check out Addison’s site, Sorority Girl in the Science Field.
Learn more about the InTech Foundation started by Khalia Braswell to teach young women of color about coding.
Read more about Khalia’s trip to the White House, which I mentioned in the last few minutes of the episode.
Do you know a sorority woman making waves in a STEM career? Share her story in the comments and maybe we’ll do another episode on this topic down the line.
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