Tomorrow 11th February 2023 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and at SocialMarks we’re reflecting on the best initiatives we have seen for women and girls in science across our analysis:
Intuit – Girls Who Code Summer Program
Intuit’s Girls Who Code Summer Program is designed to get young girls into technology and STEM. Against our SocialMarks criteria, the program scores highly as it is well reported, with strong narrative and solid data. The program also scores highly as extensive impact can be seen. Along with the other programs offered by Intuit, they have a highly innovative selection of programs that cover multiple impact areas of concern.
Intel Corporation – Million Girls
SocialMarks’ external development course assessment criteria looks reach, longevity, innovation, quality of reporting and the overall impact. Since 2017, the Intel Foundation has invested $4.65 million in grants supporting STEM experiences for middle school girls and their families. As part of this, the Intel Foundation is partnering with other companies on the Million Girls . This aims to engage 1 million girls through innovative STEM programs in all US states. In 2021, its first year since launch, the program reached 160,000 girls across the US via 21,000 after-school and summer programs.
Nvidia – Women in Machine Learning
Nvidia sponsors Women in Machine Learning – a program which looks to support women and gender minorities who are interested in, practicing, or studying fields of machine learning and data science. SocialMarks’ sponsorship assessment considers innovation, scale, duration, level of involvement through the sponsorship, and an overall assessment of the sponsorship’s impact. The sponsorship makes our top initiatives as it is highly innovative with a high level of involvement.
Chevron Corporation – Summer Engineering Experience for Kids
Chevron’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids looks to introduce middle school girls of color to STEM careers. Almost 300 students took part, exploring robotics, drones, and coding through hands-on activities, guided by Chevron volunteers.
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals – The Athena Project
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals initiated The Athena Project in 2021. The project looks to enhance leadership skills of women at both Director and Senior Director level. The 10-month program is highly innovative and accepted 16 applicants in the first cohort who took part in enterprise business simulation and executive mentoring.