How to Encourage Women in STEM

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As of 2021, women make up around 35% of the STEM workforce in the United States, according to the National Science Foundation. This means that there is a significant gender gap in STEM fields, and efforts to encourage and support women in STEM are important to address this issue.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight a few local associations and their efforts in fostering technical careers for women in STEM.


Society for Information Management (SIM) Women
A network inside the Society for Information Management to promote communication, mentorship, leadership and career development amongst the female members of SIM.


4th Annual SIM Women Houston Roundtable
Thursday, March 30th at Ouisie’s Table
Sponsored by Whitaker IT


Women in Technology International (WITI)
Leading organization for the advancement and inclusion of women in business and technology. Our innovative programs and platforms are designed to ensure women, minorities, and technology organizations realize a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Discover how you can be involved: WITI in-person and virtual networking events

UPCOMING EVENT: Trust and Safety Discussion and Connecting  |  April 12, 2023  |  12:00 pm PDT


Women’s Energy Network (WEN)
Global organization of professionals who work across the energy value chain. WEN’s vision is to be the premier global organization that educates, attracts, retains, and develops professionals working across the energy value chain. Our mission is to provide networking opportunities and foster the career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industries.

Build your network: WEN Chapters and events

UPCOMING EVENT: Developing your Leadership Through Feedback  |  March 30, 2023  |  11:30 am CDT


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
For more than seven decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties.

Find your local chapter: SWE Chapters

UPCOMING EVENT: Virtual Networking  |  April 12, 2023  |  7:00 pm EDT



Encouragement of women in STEM can be accomplished through a variety of networks, as seen by the associations mentioned above. Also, women in STEM fields can serve as role models for young girls and women who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. Encourage women in STEM to participate in mentorship programs, industry associations, speak at schools, and share their experiences and successes with others.




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