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Donna

Donna Milgram, Executive Director

"Donna, with great eloquence and intelligence, taught us workable strategies to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of women's progress in high skill, high wage careers."


~ Claire Rubach, Cabrillo College

Donna Milgram, top expert for closing the gender gap for women and girls

About Donna Milgram:

Donna Milgram, the Executive Director of the National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science (IWITTS), has dedicated her career to helping educators and employers close the gender gap for women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career pathways -- from engineering and computer networking to auto technology to law enforcement. She shares her 25 plus years of research, insight, and experience through innovative, evidence-based professional development trainings and dynamic, informative keynote and conference presentations.

A nationally-recognized expert on women and workforce development issues, Donna has testified before the U.S. Congress and appeared extensively in the news media. Her media appearances include CNN, Fox Morning News, C-Span and The Merrow Report on National Public Radio. She has been quoted in major newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Chicago Tribune. Some of her most recent conference presentations include the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Advanced Technological Education (ATE), and High Impact Technology Exchange (HI-TEC).

Ms. Milgram's diverse and extensive experience includes serving as Principal Investigator for 4 National Science Foundation grants and as Project Director of a U.S. Department of Labor and a National Institute of Justice grant. Prior to founding IWITTS, she spent a year as Congressional Aide on Capitol Hill, testified before Congress, and drafted the Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations Act (WANTO). In addition, she is a noted author and an authority on women in law enforcement.

Keynote Topic:

Unlocking the Secrets to Successfully Recruiting and Retaining Women and Girls in STEM

Although women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers earn nearly a third more than those in non-STEM careers, women are still significantly underrepresented in these fields. There are strategies proven to increase recruitment of female students, and to help women and girls succeed in STEM programs. So what are highly successful programs doing differently? In this inspiring presentation, rich with original insight and innovative approaches, Donna explains why we haven't yet closed the gender gap for women in STEM and provides proven steps to help us get there.

What people are saying:

 

"Donna, with great eloquence and intelligence, taught us workable strategies to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of women's progress in high skill, high wage careers."

~ Claire Rubach, Academic Counselor, Cabrillo College

 
 

"Donna is so passionate about her work it shows. That passion is infectious and can only serve to close the digital divide."

~ Geri Hertel, CIS Professor, Olympic College

 
 

"Donna is an excellent, articulate presenter with an in-depth knowledge base. She is funny, personable, and flexible."

~ Jan Hathaway, New Media Arts Instructor, Kapiolani Community College

 

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Partial list of past speaking and training clients:

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference (2011)
  • American Association of Community Colleges Annual Conference (2009)
  • NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators Conference (2013)
  • STEM Think Tank & Conference (2013)
  • High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC) (2013)
  • U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau and American (2013)
  • Association of University Women (AAUW) Webinar (2013)
  • Mid-Pacific Information & Communications Technologies (MPICT) (2013)
  • Women in Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) Conference (2011)
  • Live AAUW Webcast for Release of Research Report (2013)
  • Congressional Testimony for School-to-Work Opportunities Act: Provided expert testimony on women and girls in technology to the House and Senate Subcommittee (1994)
  • Congressional Testimony for Sexual Harassment of Women in Nontraditional Occupations, House Subcommitte (1992)

See the full list of past presentations and conferences


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