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Learn from top experts & practitioners on recruiting & retaining women in STEM & CTE education, including...

Dr. Dan Garcia, Ph.D.
Teaching Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Developer of the “Beauty and Joy of Computing” Course, University of California, Berkeley
Virginia Booth Womack
Director of the Minority Engineering Program at Purdue University and National President of the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA)
Michelle Levine
Interim District Director of Faculty Development, Broward College
Felicidad Archila
Computer Science Professor and Program Manager of Computer Information Technology, Broward College
 Mark Evans
Chair, Program Chair and Instructor of Emerging Technologies, Athens Technical College


Dr. Donna O. Johnson, PhD
Founder & President of Guaranteed 4.0 Learning System
Lily GossageDr. Lily Gossage, PhD
Director, Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona 
AngelaShih Dr. Angela Shih, PhD
Chairperson, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
JohnHenshawJohn Henshaw
Dean of Workforce Development, Mount Wachusett Community College
LewisNallLewis Nall
Automotive Instructor of Technologies, Calhoun Community College


Dr. Julie Mills, Ph.D.
Head of the School of Natural and Built Environments and Professor of Engineering Education, University of South Australia
Tony Bean
Director, Program Chair of Engineering Technologies, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
TammaraWalkerTammara Walker
Career Coach Manager and Career and Academic Advisor, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
SherylSorbyDr. Sheryl Sorby, PhD
Chairperson, Professor of Engineering Education, University of Cincinnati
Donna Milgram
Executive Director, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS) and Principal Investigator of 5 National Science Foundation Projects


Download the 2018 Session Schedule (PDF) for each day!

Dear STEM/CTE Educator,

I'm so excited to tell you about this 2018 Telesummit, a can't miss event for educators—particularly at the community college level—who are serious about broadening participation for female students and underserved populations in STEM and CTE, enrolling up to 25-50% female students in their STEM programs, and ensuring high retention rates for their female AND male students.

You're in the right place if...

  • You have tried to recruit female students and found your efforts haven't worked
  • You have limited time and want to ensure your recruitment efforts are effective and efficient
  • You finally recruited one or two female students... Only to have them drop out
  • Your male retention rate also needs improvement

It's time to increase the number of women in STEM and CTE through data-driven strategies with demonstrated outcomes that actually work!

 Your STEM programs can emulate those that have...

  • More than doubled female enrollment
  • Increased retention of female AND male students
  • Improved recruitment and retention of women of color
  • Significantly increased the number of students in introductory courses choosing STEM majors

This free online Telesummit is filled with secrets and strategies from 15 of the country's top experts and practitioners in the successful recruitment and retention of women and underserved populations in STEM and CTE.

Our speakers will share case studies and best practices to boost your recruitment efforts and help your female students succeed.

 Participation is FREE. The National Science Foundation is supporting the 2018 STEM Success for Women Telesummit so you can get access to this at no cost.

All you need is a computer or phone to participate from anywhere in the world.

The event starts Tuesday, April 17 and runs through April 26, 2018. Session times are 10 am and 12 pm PDT (1 pm and 3 pm EDT). Each session will be 45-minutes to an hour. 

We invite all educators, particularly at the community college level, to join us.

Save your spot right away


FREE Registration

Registration includes: Free pass for live 2018 Telesummit, access to 2018 and 2015 Telesummit replays, and a subscription to our WomenTech Educators eNewsletter. We'll never share your information with anyone.



Here's what inaugural 2015 Telesummit participants had to say!

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Where is the event located?

Wherever you are! This free STEM Telesummit is virtual and you can access all of our content by calling in or through a free Internet webcast. 

Your time is now!

There's no reason to continue using recruitment and retention strategies that don't work for female or male students in STEM and CTE.

The event starts Tuesday, April 17 and runs through Thursday, April 26, 2018. I look forward to seeing you there to learn the keys to recruiting and retaining more women to STEM!



Donna Milgram 
Executive Director, The Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science

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About Your Host

Donna Milgram—a nationally-recognized expert on women and STEM—has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of 5 National Science Foundation (NSF) projects working to assist STEM educators in broadening participation of women. Ms. Milgram was previously the PI of the NSF-funded CalWomenTech Project highlighted by NSF for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness. The CalWomenTech Project was chosen as 1 of only 3 model projects in an American Association of University Women research report—Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success.

Ms. Milgram received a reader's choice award for her cover article "How to Recruit Women & Girls to the STEM Classroom" published by International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) in Technology and Engineering Teacher magazine. Donna Milgram founded IWITTS in 1994 and developed the WomenTech Educators Training that helps educators nationwide increase the number of women in their technology programs. Through this highly effective training system, colleges -- including some of the colleges speaking at this Telesummit -- have boosted their recruitment and retention rates in one regular semester. Ms. Milgram has conducted hundreds of trainings on recruiting and retaining female students in STEM education for national, state and regional educational institutions, organizations and employers online and in 46 states and Canada. 

Our Sponsor


The National Online WomenTech (NOW) Project is funded by The Advanced Technological Education Program from The National Science Foundation - Grant no. 1400531. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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