Grant #12: Lonsdale – Science Club for Girls
Lonsdale runs Science Club for Girls. She’s on a mission to empower young women, particularly from underrepresented communities, to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math). In addition to teaching technical skills, Science Club For Girls targets the confidence gap that undermines many girls’ success in STEM. They do this with a program called Sister Circles, which uses workshops, career panels, and retreats to address the social and emotional needs of program participants and connect them to a network of peers, mentors, and academic and professional women in STEM fields. Funding from this grant will go towards the Sister Circles program so that more girls can have the support they need to pursue their career goals with confidence.