Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology Helps Reduce Gender Disparity in STEM Subjects

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Two local girls take part in a breakout session during last year's Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology event. Image via the Chester County Economic Development Council.

The Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology event recently returned to West Chester, continuing its nearly two decades of work reducing the gender disparity in STEM fields, writes Alison Burdo for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

While Philadelphia is 10th among the best cities for women in tech, there are still two men for every one woman in the field.


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GETT’s 2017 Annual Event at West Chester East High School gave young girls the chance to listen to mostly female leaders from STEM firms and universities from around the region, including Kisha Hortman Hawthorne of CHOP and Krystal Klei of NBC10.

Participants also got the chance to take part in STEM projects designed to inspire and awaken interest in the field.

“The GETT program inspires hundreds of girls each year by encouraging them to explore careers in STEM, and learn from dozens of successful female role models,” said Gary Smith, president and CEO of the Chester County Economic Development Council.

Read more about Philadelphia’s standing in the Philadelphia Business Journal here, and check out previous VISTA Today coverage of Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology here.


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