Exclusive #GirlsLeadSTEM Premiere Event

October 7, 2022
5:30pm–8:30pm
Meta
Meta
12126 West Waterfront Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90094

An evening in celebration of #GirlsLeadSTEM – a national awareness campaign to change the narrative about who can lead STEM.

This October marks the inaugural #GirlsLeadSTEM Month, an effort to advance the conversation around gender and racial equity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

On Friday, October 7, 2022, we came together in Los Angeles to celebrate girls who are leading the way in STEM and discuss ways we can ensure all girls see a future where they can lead in STEM.

The evening included remarks by Geena Davis, Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Miranda Cosgove, host and Executive Producer of the TV show Mission Unstoppable and Katya Echazarreta, the first Mexican-born woman in space. We also heard from young role models who shared their perspectives on pursuing a pathway in STEM.

Watch the full replay of our #GirlsLeadSTEM Premiere Launch Event.

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Program Overview

5:30pm—6:30pm: Reception

6:30pm—7:30pm: Program

 
OPENING REMARKS
Madeline Di Nonno
President and CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Jen Louis Barrett
Head of Entertainment, Meta
Geena Davis
Founder and Chair, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
 
MISSION UNSTOPPABLE, SEASON 4
Miranda Cosgrove
Host and Executive Producer of Mission Unstoppable will talk about the impact her show is having on audiences around the world and share her favorite clips from the new season.
Katya Echazarreta
Electrical Engineer and the first Mexican-born woman in space will share her STEM story and answer a few question from the audience.
 
YOUTH FLASH TALKS
Nikole Collins-Puri
CEO of Techbridge Girls will introduce us to three amazing young women who are LEADING in STEM.
Divya
Member of Techbridge Girls YAC committee
Mackenzie
STEM Advocate and Computer Science major at Cornell
Gabriella
Girl Scouts Ambassador, Project Brain Power
 
CLOSING REMARKS
Madeline Di Nonno, President and CEO of the Geena Davis Institute, will close the event and discuss how we can continue to support #GirlsLeadSTEM throughout the month of October and all year long.
 

7:45pm—8:15pm: Dessert and Networking

About #GirlsLeadSTEM

While women have made gains in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career fields, persistent gaps remain. The U.S. continues to fall short in empowering young women to lead the way, especially those who are marginalized. Until now. #GirlsLeadSTEM will celebrate the girls who lead their STEM journeys and empower them to raise their voices to inspire each other and share what’s still needed to close gaps in STEM equity.

Thanks to our partners and sponsors for making this event possible!

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