In today’s Donor Spotlight, Girlstart says thank you to another of our wonderful donors, KLA-Tencor. KLA-Tencor has supported Girlstart’s programs since 2011, and they are strong advocates of STEM education for girls. KLA-Tencor supports Girlstart After School, where girls learn about STEM careers like engineering. We asked KLA-Tencor why they chose to help us teach more girls about the importance of STEM, and what advice they would give girls who are interested in STEM subjects.
KLA-Tencor and Girlstart: Nurturing the Next Generation of Women in STEM
By Lena Niccolades, Vice President and General Manager at KLA-Tencor
Women make up 51 percent of the U.S. population and 47 percent of the workforce, yet only 4 percent are CEOs and 17 percent board members, according to recent research. Statistics like this are even more pronounced when you look at the science and technology industries. In 2010, for example, women received 57 percent of all undergraduate degrees, but represented only 18 percent of all computer and information sciences undergraduate degrees.