Content Creators’ STEM Checklist

“If women and girls don’t see themselves on screen as STEM professionals, they’re less likely to pursue those career paths.”

-Geena Davis

Creators’ Checklist

  • Do I include an equal number of men and women STEM characters?
  • Do I prominently feature women of color in STEM careers?
  • For women STEM characters, do I actually show them working in their profession?
  • Do my STEM characters work outside of traditional “labs” (e.g. oceanographers in the field, geologists gathering samples)?
  • Do my women STEM characters work in engineering, computer science, and physical science (and not just life science)?
  • Do I portray my women STEM characters as overcoming adversity?
  • Do I avoid the stereotypical plotline that women have to sacrifice their personal lives in order to advance their STEM careers?

We are interested to know how this checklist impacts your projects. You can reach out to us directly to share stories of changes you’ve made via Please also share your stories on social media and tag us! #seeitbeit #ifthenshecan

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