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Organizations thrive with greater gender diversity — enjoying greater productivity, less volatility, improved employee and customer satisfaction, and higher financial returns. Yet women are often underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. The Triangle is nationally recognized for its high value STEM workforce. This makes the Triangle well positioned to take advantage of a strategic opportunity to differentiate our region for women in STEM. With distinctive programs promoting inclusion and pathways to success, we aim to recruit, retain, and advance women in STEM fields in the Triangle.
Our mission is to create an integrated ecosystem - to engage, attract, and support women in STEM in their education, careers, and personal pursuits.
The Triangle Women in STEM initiative will establish North Carolina’s Triangle region as the preeminent destination for women in STEM fields. Through partnerships with Triangle industry, universities, nonprofits and local government, we will build a diverse community that values, respects, and supports women in STEM.
Our strategy is to recruit and retain women in the fields of: science, technology, engineering, math, health care, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, economics and finance. Other initiatives include education and workforce development; career assistance; entrepreneurship opportunities, and leadership development.
We are building a strong community by celebrating, advocating, and inspiring women in STEM. Our work includes developing professional and personal networks, programming, events, and volunteer opportunities to engage women in STEM. Together we can build a robust community that attracts the nation’s leading talent in STEM to create a stronger business climate in North Carolina.