Learn from the top experts and practitioners on recruiting and retaining women in STEM education, including...

Sheryl Sorby
Dr. Sheryl Sorby, Ph.D.
Professor of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University
Mary R. Anderson-Rowland
Dr. Mary R. Anderson-
Rowland, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Success Programs School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University
Charlie McDowell
Dr. Charlie McDowell, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science,
University of California
Santa Cruz
Dr. Elizabeth Orwin, Ph.D.
Professor of Engineering
and Department Chair, Director of Engman Fellowship Program in Bioengineering,
Harvey Mudd College
Lily Gossage
Lily Gossage
Director, Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) Center for Gender, Diversity & Student Excellence, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona College of Engineering
Donna Milgram
Executive Director, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology
and Science (IWITTS)


Chandra Brown
Chandra Brown
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Carmen Lamha
Carmen Lamha
Chair, Computer Networking & Information Technology,
City College of San Francisco
Pamela Silvers
Pamela Silvers
Chairperson, Computer Technologies, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Ede Slovin
Ede Slovin
IWITTS Trainer and Former President and CEO of the Options! Program, a Community-Based Organization for Empowerment, Education and Employment
Barbara DuFrain
Barbara DuFrain
Smart Wonderful Women CSE & AT Site Coordinator, Associate Professor of Computer Science,
Engineering and Advanced Technology, Del Mar College

Download the session schedule for each day

Dear STEM Educator,

I'm so excited to tell you about this Telesummit, a can't miss event for educators—particularly at the community college level—who are serious about 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 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 11 of the country's top experts and practitioners in the successful recruitment and retention of women in STEM.

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 STEM Success for Women Telesummit so you can get access to this at no cost.

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

The event starts Monday, April 13 and runs through April 16, 2015. Session times are 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm PDT (1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm EDT). Each session will be one hour. 

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


Save your spot right away



Here's what one participant has already had to say about this event!


"One thing I really appreciated was the level of professionalism from the speaker, [Donna Milgram]. She also conveyed several concrete examples such as staffing tech labs with females, and motivating [students with] projects to do "good" in the world. These are things we will strive for in our own program."

~ Bradley Layton, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor, Director, Energy Technology Program, Missoula College, University
of Montana

11 of the top experts and practitioners on recruiting and retaining women in STEM education are going to show you...

CheckMark The strategies that led to a 95% increase in female enrollment in one community college STEM program
CheckMark The recruitment strategies that increased female enrollment in intro computer programming courses by 62%
CheckMark How participating in pair programming led to 46% of women declaring a computer science related major compared to 11% of women who worked independently. More men declared a computer science major, too
CheckMark How teaching spatial reasoning can improve retention of female engineering students by 42% in only 12 contact hours
CheckMark How a computer networking IT department improved female enrollment by more than 46% and increased retention of female students by 23%
CheckMark How two STEM Academic Scholarship Programs at Arizona State University retained and graduated over 90% of their students (40% were female)
CheckMark How 92% job placement success was achieved by an Empowerment, Education and Employment program
CheckMark And how women in STEM fields measurably improve those industries' bottom lines

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. Recordings will be available, so if you miss a live session, no worries.

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.

The event starts Monday, April 13 and runs through April 16. Download the agenda for each day. 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

Donna ID Keynote

About Your Host


Donna Milgram—a nationally-recognized expert on women and STEM—is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of two 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 an award in 2013 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 has conducted hundreds of trainings on recruiting and retaining female students in STEM education for national, state and regional educational institutions, organizations and employers in 46 states and Canada.


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The CalWomenTech Scale Up Project is funded by The Advanced Technological Education Program and The Program for Research on Gender in Science and Engineering from The National Science Foundation - Grant no. 1102996. 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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How 92% job placement success was achieved by one Empowerment, Education and Employment program



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