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Resources:

We want you to have the very best toolkit available to help you own the ladder!  Below are some wonderful organizations devoted to helping women in STEM fields advance their career.  Give them a visit when you get a chance as there is some amazing information to be found.

RES-IEEEIEEE Women in Engineering (http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/women/index.html)

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world   to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.

RES-SWESociety of Women Engineers (http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org)

SWE Public Policy initiatives support the Society’s mission by engaging their members in policy issues that impact the advancement of women in engineering. SWE’s goals are to           provide SWE members with timely information and tools to enhance their understanding of the issues and encourage volunteer participation at the federal level. They also aim             to educate other professional societies and policy makers on how to apply Title IX to STEM fields.

RES-OSTPWomen in STEM (http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/women)

The Office of Science and Technology Policy, in collaboration with the White House Council on Women and Girls, is dedicated to increasing the participation of women and girls — as well as other underrepresented groups — in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by increasing the engagement of girls with STEM subjects in formal and informal environments, encouraging mentoring to support women throughout their academic and professional experiences, and supporting efforts to retain women in the STEM workforce.

RES-GirlstartGirlstart (http://www.girlstart.org)

Through its comprehensive programming, Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls. Girlstart’s core programs foster STEM skills development, an understanding of the importance of STEM as a way to solve the world’s major problems, as well as an interest in STEM electives, majors, and careers.

*Descriptions of each organization were taken from their official site.