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Problems Female STEM Students Face

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:38
Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) encounter a variety of challenges—some related to gender, some not. While half of all Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields are earned by women, women earn fewer STEM doctoral degrees than men, and most of the leadership positions in the industry and academia are still held by men. Read more...

One Thing Leads to the Next

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 12:56
Art was never a particular passion for Judith Hayner. During her undergrad art history class at Eastern Michigan University, the professor asked her and five other students to stay after class one day. They had just taken an exam, and she thought, "Did I flunk?" Read more...

Women in STEM: Part of the Solution

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:11
A total of 74 middle school girls statewide attended one of two Michigan Women's Foundation University of Life events this summer for leadership development, college and career exploration and guidance, and an in-depth look at STEM careers. Read more...

Women in STEM: We Fixed that Problem, Right?

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 06:39
While men still receive a higher proportion of doctoral degrees across all scientific and engineering fields (53.8%, versus 46.2% for women ), this gap has narrowed since the mid-1980s. (There was a 31.4% gap in 1985.) Read more...

Bolster Your Business

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 08:36
It might still be summer, but classes are in session at GROW. Whether you're starting, building or scaling a business, these events offer some of the best information to help you toughen your trade, strengthen your skills and gain knowledge. Read more...
Have you heard of "Summer Slide?" You probably have if you're a parent—and you most definitely have if you work in education. "Summer Slide" refers to the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. As a mom to three school-age boys, it's something I try to be mindful of. I attempt heading into each summer break with a plan: summer reading logs, book clubs, math apps and camps. Of course, these initiatives are often received with eye rolls and complaints ... but I know if I don't push it, my… Read more...

Soaking Up Summer: 3 Ways to Boost Morale

Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:21
It can be difficult feeling "stuck" inside during the beautiful sunshine-filled summer months. Worse yet, many of us experience the additional stress of having kids home from school, celebrations and holidays, and other conflicts that seem to pop up over the summer. Less structure and more events to fit in can be stressful for families. It's a great time to ramp up your wellness culture by promoting activity and healthy eating, which help with stress reduction and our ability to cope. Read more...
West Michigan is shining a bit brighter, thanks to the dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of local women (and men) honored at West Michigan Woman's first-ever Brilliance Awards. Read more...

Run As You Are

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:44
Have you considered running for office? Maybe in a few years or decades? Don't wait. There's no definition outlining who can aspire to leadership—and most women today already have the experience, talent and networks to achieve political ambition. Read more...

2017 Dolphin Tank: Call for Papers

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:14
It's that time of year again—time to apply for the Michigan Women's Foundation Dolphin Tank Business Plan and Pitch Competitions. Established in 2012 as a gentler version of the hit TV show Shark Tank, Dolphink Tank showcases the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southeast and Western Michigan. Read more...
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