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Built By Girls: Championing S.T.E.M Leaders Of Tomorrow

September 12, 2018

According to the Economics & Statistics Administration (ESA), 47% of jobs in the United States are held by women, but only 24% hold careers in STEM. Despite this gender disparity, S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) has also proven to provide smaller wage gaps in comparison to Non-STEM fields. Here at The Orchard, we take pride in female leadership across all areas. We were extremely excited to host the organization, Built By Girls, to help spread our knowledge and encourage the young female leaders of tomorrow to pursue their goals.

Built By Girls is an initiative to encourage and support young women pursuing a career in technology. Their social program (known as WAVE) partners high school and college students, ages 14 – 22, with someone currently working in STEM. The girl meets with her assigned mentor for one hour,