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Why is it that men still dominate STEM and tech? more

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Feyi Olopade Ayodele: CEO, Cancer IQ, Inc., talks about the story behind the launch of Cancer IQ and how it will impact people's lives. more

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Cayla Weisberg and Gerry Kahnseiler of InvestHER Ventures talk about how their company helps to provide female entrepreneurs with a non-threatening destination to seek business feedback and capital. more

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Brave Initiatives helps to prime young women to be the tech stars of the future. more

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Dr. Lateefah Stanford talks about her experience in STEM as a research chemist supporting BP refining operations. more

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Entrepreneur Katy Lynch talks about the exciting story behind the launch of her new project, Codeverse. more

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Ying Liu, Ph.D talks about her work at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she's currently researching in the area of soft-matter nano-technologies and microfluidics. more

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The winner of the 2017 Science Ambassador Scholarship—an annual prize given to women seeking degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics—has been awarded to a Maryland high school senior. more

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Vicky Kalogera, Director of CIERA, the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, talks to Chicago Woman about her involvement with a team that discovered evidence of gravitational waves. more

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Nancy Harvey, Managing Director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Chicago, discusses how she got her start, the mission of the Center and tips for prospective entrepreneurs. more

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Dr. Angela Kent, visiting Scientist at the Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Lab, talks about her passion for genetics and microbiology and what the study of microbiomes tell us about the health of the environment. more

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BWISE supports career advancement for black women in STEM through networking, mentorship and career development. more

Legal + Resources

It's a well-known fact that there aren't a whole lot of women in STEM fields. How can we change that? In this article, physicist and author Lesley L. Smith says it starts by encouraging girls to defy conventional standards at a young age. more

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The YWCA Metropolitan Chicago's TechGYRLS program encourages Chicago-area girls to explore STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math—fostering problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and self-directed learning. more

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Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana

The modern Girl Scout has evolved beyond camping and cookies. Nancy Wright, CEO of The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana shares how today's Brownies and Junior Scouts are learning how to build robots and being mentored by top CEOs. more

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The marginalization of women in science over time has meant that their accomplishments were sometimes credited to men. more

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CEO and Founder of PinkThink, Makeda Ricketts, hails from University of Chicago and created an innovative wearable that girls can code. The award-winning cStyle bracelets are a relevant, engaging tool for young girls to encourage STEM exploration. more

Trailblazers

Terri Brax talks with one of Chicago’s most inspiring founders, Kaney O’Neill. She is a Navy veteran, the mother of six year-old Aidan, and the founder of ONeill Contractors­—a commercial roofing company who conquers it all from her wheelchair. more

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Jackie Lomax is the founder and executive director of Girls 4 Science, Chicago’s only science initiative exclusively for 10 to 18 year-old girls interested in learning more about STEM industries (science, technology, economics, and math). more

Health + Wellness

INSPIRE, an all-girls school set to open in Chicago in 2016, has set the goal of helping young girls maintain their confidence and STEM skills. more

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