Many new doors have opened for women in science and technology. Still, many younger women remain unaware of the possibilities. These sites can help inspire them.
The National Women's Hall of Fame's mission statement is "Showcasing great women... Inspiring all!" The site includes pictures and biographies on 100's of inductees, from Abigale Addams to Maya Angelou to Elizabeth Jane Cochran to Lucille Ball.
Votes for Women came out of an exhibit at the Huntington Museums and Gardens.
Society of Women Engineers provides projects, events, and the ability to connect with women engineers in your area.
SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) as a student through the age of 18. Membership is free for students! They also have a (very) reduced membership rate for K-12 educators.
The National Women's History Project celebrates this topic each March. They highlight the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing educational and promotional materials. Check out the Quizzes section under Resources.
Women throughout history
A great video to use as an introduction to Women's History.
See how many women you can identify in the video.
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The National Museum of Women in the Arts highlights contributors by field.
The American Association of University Women has prepared some criteria for educating women in the technology age.
WITI to help women advance by providing access to - and support from - other professional women working in all sectors of technology. There is an extensive Resources section that will be of interest to both students and educators.
Naturally, this site projects some advocacy spaces for women's rights. However, a very important component of school reform is to create environments which are more responsive to current needs (without sacrificing foundations) of our young populations.
While many of the vendors' brochures contain nice photos of girls exploring technology, employment statistics tell a different story.
The lower the grade in which reform is initiated and at which, in this instance, young women are tantalized and brought into the mainstream, the better the chances for success.