Let’s Get More Women in STEM: Celebrate International Women’s Day at NERD

| MSFT Staff

Did you know March 8th is International Women’s Day? Oh you did? Well then you must already be registered for our FREE Celebration the night before.

For those unaware, International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed for over 100 years.  It started in the early 20th century with a few vocal ladies and has grown into a wicked awesome holiday celebrated around the globe (I’m not biased or anything).  It’s even an official holiday in dozens of unexpected countries including Afghanistan, Cuba, Russia, Uganda and Zambia.

So we got our own day, what more do woman want? (Actually, let’s not go there).  But seriously, this post is about women; primarily future women, aka today’s girls. Women’s rights have progressed significantly but there is still a ways to go, especially in the male dominated high-tech world.

Ah, this is where YOU come in.  You and I already know how cool science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are, so let’s share this cool factor with today’s girls. Sharing is caring and sharing will lead to more girls selecting STEM majors in college, STEM jobs upon graduation, STEM masters degrees, and general STEM enthusiasm all over.

Our IWD celebration will include a panel of STEM experts and influencers sharing ways to increase female STEM engagement. The event will also launch Boston’s newest and hottest nonprofit Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative.

Join us Thursday evening, March 7th, at NERD to help us celebrate and take action. Register here and we’ll see you on there!

As always, we’re a 5 minute walk from the Kendall T stop on the Redline and there’s $10 dollar parking in the NERD garage after 4pm.

Sign up today.

15,000 women marched through New York City in 1908 demanding more rights.

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