This way, Valtrex helps to regulate the immune system within a short period of time and restrict possibilities of the infected cells After the purchase of Ventolin the situation was changed a lot.
The doctor prescribed me Flagyl. Zithromax without prescriptionPremarin works just fine for me. I used this pill for three months after a full hysterectomy at the age of 50.

Dominion Donates $100,000 to the NEED Project for Updated Science Materials for Middle Schools Across Virginia

This is a press release from the Dominion Foundation

- Program will help about 350 schools and 95,000 students

- Updated energy curriculum, training and classroom kits will help students pass science SOLs

- Program includes educational materials and special training for teachers

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 18, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Thanks to a $100,000 educational grant from the Dominion Foundation, public middle schools across Virginia will receive updated educational materials and teacher training this year to help sixth-graders learn the science behind energy. Dominion is partnering with the NEED (National Energy Education Development) Project and the Virginia Department of Education for this statewide initiative.

"We are very pleased to support Virginia schools by funding a high-quality energy curriculum that will help students excel in the science classroom and better understand energy sources," said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Foundation.

NEED representatives will use the grant to develop instructional materials and energy tool kits to engage students in the science of energy, energy transformations, Virginia's energy geography and natural resources, and more. NEED and Dominion will host teacher workshops in three regions this month to introduce the new curriculum.

"This is an exciting opportunity for middle-school teachers and students to learn more about energy through interactive STEM-focused explorations," said Mary Spruill, executive director, NEED. "The new curriculum will allow students to understand energy in an authentic way, connecting them to energy in the world around them."   

"All of the materials in the Energy in Virginia! teacher kit align with the state Science Standards of Learning and support other subjects, such as mathematics, writing, reading, and social studies," said Eric Rhoades, the Virginia Department of Education's director of science and health education. "The program makes learning about energy sources engaging and enjoyable for students. It's a wonderful hands-on learning opportunity."

Last year, Dominion partnered with NEED to launch the Dominion Solar for Schools program, which installed solar photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight into electric power on the grounds of four schools in the Dominion Virginia Power service area. For more information on these partnership programs, visit

The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Virginia Power. Dominion and the Foundation support nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond and one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, visit

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MathAlive! Exhibit opening at Virginia Air and Space Center

This is a press release from Raytheon

Award-winning STEM exhibit brings math to life for students

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 17, 2016 (PRNewswire) | MathAlive!®, a highly immersive and interactive traveling exhibition, opens Oct. 22 at the Virginia Air and Space Center. Presented by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), the MathAlive! exhibition has drawn record-breaking attendance around the world as visitors experience math in action. MathAlive! is on a multi-year engagement with museums on or near military installations.

Forty unique and interactive experiences make up the 5,000 square-foot MathAlive! exhibition with six themed galleries to show math in areas of design, engineering, technology and science. In each gallery, high-tech, mechanical and multimedia interactive experiences provide challenges with various types of mathematics as tools to help visitors compete, design, build and play.

"Our goal is to inspire today's students to be tomorrow's  STEM innovators and problem solvers. MathAlive! shows how math and science relates to their everyday lives," said Todd Probert, vice president of Raytheon's vice president of Mission Support and Modernization. "MathAlive! connects math with the things students love most, such as music, sports, movies and games." 

The U.S. faces a significant gap in the talent needed to fill current and future jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to an annual index introduced by Raytheon and U.S. News in 2014. The STEM Index, a comprehensive measure of key factors relating to STEM jobs and education, found the U.S. is making strides in some areas but continues to fall short in preparing students for tomorrow's innovation workforce.

MathAlive! will be at the Virginia Air and Space Center until Jan. 8 and is included with general admission. The exhibit appeals to visitors of all ages and levels of math ability, with particular relevance to students in grades 3-8.

"MathAlive! is undoubtedly the best science exhibit to feature math that has ever hit the travelling exhibit circuit. It is a must-see experience!" said Robert Griesmer, executive director and chief executive officer of the Virginia Air and Space Center.

About the Virginia Air & Space Center
The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base. The Virginia Air & Space Center opened April 5, 1992 in Hampton, Va. Touted as the birthplace of America's space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, a hands-on space exploration gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and more! The Center is home to the Apollo 12 Command Module and the Orion PA-1 Test Vehicle.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.


Largest Single Lenovo-Hosted Volunteer STEM Event in U.S.

This is a press release from Lenovo

Half-day program brings together 500+ Lenovo employee volunteers and nearly 200 high school students for mentoring and mock interviews

  • Close to 200 North Carolina high school students received mentoring in STEM fields from Lenovo employee volunteers
  • The event builds on Lenovo’s STEM education commitment
  • Event continues Lenovo’s partnership with NAF which began with the Lenovo Scholar Network in 2014

October 12, 2016 — DURHAM, N.C. — (BUSINESS WIRE) | Today, more than 500 Lenovo employees participated in the largest company-sponsored STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) volunteer event in conjunction with NAF, a partner in the Lenovo Scholar Network. Lenovo brought together almost 200 high school juniors and seniors from 12 NAF Academies in North Carolina high schools to learn more about STEM careers and meet with Lenovo employees to practice interview skills.

The event was held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina, where students heard from several distinguished speakers, including North Carolina State University Chancellor Dr. Randy Woodson, as well as NAF and Lenovo leaders about the importance of STEM skills and education, and being college and career ready. NAF alum Marquis Cabrera highlighted outcomes of the NAF work-based learning model and the importance of being a lifelong learner and giving back to the community.

“Today’s STEM volunteer event hosted by Lenovo is a shining example of the unstoppable movement that the education and business communities can create when it comes to preparing our students for their most successful futures,” said JD Hoye, President of NAF. “We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to our partner, Lenovo, and their network of incredible volunteers, who have given selflessly of their time and expertise today, and whose impact will no doubt be felt for a lifetime. Together we can stand proud in creating tomorrow’s workforce, today.”

As part of the half-day event, students met with company employees from across the United States to engage in mock interview exercises. The exercises are based on the real-world interview process for a high school internship. During this session, students heard personal stories about how these employees started their careers and pursued their aspirations in the spirit of the theme of the program, “Dream Big.” Over the course of the day, the students were not only exposed to new career opportunities and STEM learning outcomes but also learned how important interpersonal skills are in today’s workforce.

“Last year, more than 50 employees visited classrooms across the U.S. over two separate work days as part of our inaugural Lenovo in the Classroom Day events, but this year we knew we could do more – so we enlisted more than 500 employees to participate,” said Rob Cato, Executive Director, Public Sector and Healthcare vertical sales at Lenovo. “The event provided interactive opportunities to facilitate ample engagement to connect with our employee volunteers and ask questions throughout the day on many topics of interest and relevant to each respective student.”

In addition to Lenovo in the Classroom Day, hosted at NAF academies in October 2015 and April 2016, Lenovo’s partnership with NAF brings a robust mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies through the Lenovo Scholar Network. Lenovo’s programs give students personal access to those already in STEM careers to learn how they can harness the skills they are learning in the program and transfer those skills into their own careers and outcomes. This becomes increasingly important as STEM career opportunities are projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 20221.

Now in its third year, Lenovo Scholar Network includes 50 NAF academies and nearly 2,000 students. As part of the Lenovo Scholar Network, students work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab’s App Inventor development tool, a web-based tool for creating Android apps, to build and test their apps on Lenovo devices. NAF and MIT work together to provide technical assistance to Teachers in the Lenovo Scholar Network, and to develop support materials for teachers using MIT App Inventor.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) is a $45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Moto brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at

About NAF
NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships. Since 1982, NAF has been partnering with existing high schools in high-needs communities to enhance school systems at a low cost by implementing NAF academies – small learning communities within traditional high schools. NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2015-16 school year nearly 89,000 students attended 716 NAF academies across 36 states, including D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In 2015, NAF academies reported 98% of seniors graduated with 92% of graduates with post-secondary intentions. For more information, please visit:

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics


Koshi Dhingra: Parenting with STEM

This is a guest blog post by Koshi DhingraEd.D, Founder & Executive Director of talkSTEM

I began teaching science in the early 1990s and, just two years after earning my doctorate in Science Education, the acronym STEM was coined by Dr. Judith Ramaley at NSF in 2001.  From my varied conversations with individuals representing the many stakeholders in the STEM Education ecosystem, such as parents, teachers, school leaders, researchers, policy makers and corporates, it is clear that there is no consensus on what is meant by STEM.  The term may refer to any one of the four areas of science, technology, engineering or math, a couple, or more.  It may refer to a traditional classroom in which algebra worksheets comprise the bulk of the routine work completed by students – to a project based learning (PBL) classroom in which students work collaboratively to answer real world questions.  Even when speaking about PBL, the lack of consensus is notable and the term may refer to students working on research papers followed by power point presentations as opposed to collaborative learning groups immersed in authentic classroom experiences using real-world, 21st century tools to answer meaningful questions. 

As a parent of three teenagers, it is more important to me that my children have the benefit of classroom experiences led by educators who are passionately and authentically engaged in their fields.  Regardless of how the class is packaged and labeled (math, science, art, STEM or STEAM), such educators design engaging and meaningful experiences for their students and involve real-world questions, problems, tools and context.  Inevitably, in the world we live in, this involves some combination of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.  It also inevitably involves creativity, collaboration, communication, reflection, and many other “soft skills” which are in fact, much more important than the term implies. 

As a teacher educator and researcher, now, I am much more interested in identifying windows of opportunity in which “STEAMification” of curricular segments can take place.  The strategy that will benefit my children most is immersing them in cognitive apprenticeship experiences in their classes where they learn what knowledge constructing and problem solving activities are executed in various disciplines regardless of the labels used.  Given constraints posed by testing and other factors, teachers and school leaders who can identify the curricular episodes in which authentic, contextual inquiry may be designed are serving their students well.  Whether it’s a science, math, history, social studies, STEM or STEAM classroom, the focus should be founded in the “authentic.”  At this point, STEM and STEAM integration becomes inevitable. 

Looking back at the teachers I’ve taught, the teachers my children once had as well as my own teaching practice, I realize that context is key and “STEAMification” of teacher development programs is a must.

About talkSTEM:
​talkSTEM is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes STEM and STEAM education by providing a platform for all members of the STEM learning and teaching ecosystem to share their perspectives.  talkSTEM also organizes community events and programs to this end.  Visit their website and on twitter @talkingSTEM to learn more!


Samsung Kicks Off the 7th Annual Solve for Tomorrow Competition

This is a press release from Samsung

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – OCTOBER 7, 2016 Today, Samsung announced the launch of its annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest (#SamsungSolve), which will shift from STEM to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).

Now in its seventh year, Solve for Tomorrow is designed to raise enthusiasm for STEAM subjects and inspire creative problem solving among the leaders of tomorrow. The $2 million* contest awards schools in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, inviting the top National Finalists to New York City to present their creative projects and solutions to a panel of judges. Teachers can enter the contest online by submitting a project idea that encourages their students to use STEAM skills to solve an issue in their community.

“When collaboration and creativity intersects with science and technology, we have discovered that students are able to have a far greater impact on their local communities through Solve for Tomorrow projects,” said Ann Woo, senior director of corporate citizenship, Samsung Electronics America. “This year, the program will expand to more schools, enabling students to develop truly innovative ideas that have the potential to change the world as we know it.”

Shaneel Narayan and Jashene Tongco of Mission Valley ROP/James Logan High School of Fremont, CA, present solar powered charging station for electric vehicles at the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Finalist Pitch Event on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in New York.

By increasing the emphasis on STEAM, Solve for Tomorrow is helping schools recognize the strong connection across academic subjects, while addressing the growing chasm between education and career opportunities. According to a recent survey, 82 percent of hiring managers seek candidates who think creatively, but 70 percent say that students are unprepared and lack the necessary skills for success.** Through programs such as Solve for Tomorrow, Samsung is equipping students with the tools they need to bring meaningful change that will improve their local communities while enhancing the critical thinking skills they need for future careers.

Community-based learning is the core of Solve for Tomorrow and this year it will further empower students and their communities to collectively create positive change. Starting with seed funding from Samsung, schools will be able to crowdsource for additional resources to enhance their community solutions. In addition, students will be able to effect even greater change in their local communities by advocating for a local charity of choice and winning a donation on its behalf.

Since 2004, Samsung has provided more than $19 million in technology to more than 1,000 public schools in the United States through its many citizenship initiatives. To enter your school, and for contest rules, please visit The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

*$2 million prize is based on an estimated retail value.
Seeking Creative Candidates: Hiring for the Future

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit For the latest Samsung news, please visit and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.


CITGO Lemont Refinery Promotes Higher Education through STEM Scholarships

This is a press release from CITGO

​LEMONT, Ill., Oct. 6, 2016 (PRNewswire) | Fifteen college-bound students from three Lemont area high schools were awarded a CITGO Fueling Education Scholarship for excellence in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The students received their award from Peter Collarelli, Government and Public Affairs Manager and were recognized by their peers during a school assembly.

This year, five students from each of the three schools received a scholarship from CITGO: 

  • Misbah Chagpar, Lemont High School
  • Colette Kelly, Lemont High School
  • Jenna Molaro, Lemont High School
  • Sarah O'Donnell, Lemont High School
  • Margo Saucedo, Lemont High School
  • Jacob Bohde, Lockport High School
  • Amber Casas, Lockport High School
  • Christopher Sulich, Lockport High School
  • Matthew Tague, Lockport High School
  • McKinley Timm, Lockport High School
  • Ian Irvine, Romeoville High School
  • Alameen Kamara, Romeoville High School
  • David Lawrence Mancol, Romeoville High School
  • Isabel Joyce Ruiz, Romeoville High School
  • Nathaniel Zipperich, Romeoville High School

"The CITGO Lemont Refinery has been operating in the state of Illinois for more than 90 years. Being a loyal neighbor means investing in the future of our young people. Our hope is that on day, these students will bring their education and knowledge back to their communities," said General Manager and Vice President of the CITGO Lemont Refinery, Jim Cristman.

CITGO proudly supports higher education opportunities by awarding scholarships to many students who are pursuing STEM degrees. CITGO is also committed to facilitating educational programs that encourage students to explore STEM concepts. In 2015, CITGO brought educators from Illinois, as well as Louisiana and Texas aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus with the Ocean Exploration Trust to give them first-hand deep-sea exploration research and educational experience that they then delivered back to their classrooms. Additionally, CITGO employees at three refineries across the country are actively involved in local schools, enhancing students' STEM education through assistance with hands-on experiences including robotics competitions, technology fairs, presentations and career days.

About the CITGO Lemont Refinery
For over 90 years, CITGO Lemont Refinery has employed more than 750 Chicago area residents on a full-time and contract basis in support of the local economy. In addition to producing high quality fuels for a large portion of the network of nearly 5,500 locally-owned CITGO stations across the country, Lemont Refinery employees also make a major positive impact on the community. Each year, more than 2,500 volunteer hours and thousands of dollars are given in support of community programs such as Muscular Dystrophy Association, United Way and a variety of environmental and preservation programs. Operations at the Lemont Refinery began in 1925 with a major expansion, doubling the facility, in 1933. Over the years, new units were added to meet the demand for a better quality of gas for automobiles, aviation fuel for WWII, and the production of asphalt. Petróleos deVenezuela, PDVSA, acquired 100% ownership of the refinery in 1997 and began operations as CITGO Lemont Refinery. For more information, visit

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos deVenezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. For more information, visit


Why Women Matter - THE definitive resource book with comprehensive data

NEW YORK, Oct. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) | Morgan James Publishing releases Women’s Quick Facts: Compelling Data on Why Women Matter by STEMconnector®. Facts tell the story; the numbers have an impact and extraordinary meaning. Women are the showcase of our economy and society, and this book is a significant resource on the case for women and their economic contribution. Gender equity is a major issue on all fronts. Women’s Quick Facts aggregates compelling facts with more than 310 organizations cited.

Edie Fraser, CEO, STEMconnector® & Million Women Mentors, shared her words, “Women count. Use this book as a powerful accelerator and game-changer; how can we achieve total equity by 2050 if not before?”

In the corporate world, women hold only 19.9% of board seats, 5% of CEO positions and 21.1% of executive officials. Women represent 12% of CFOs, 17% of CTOs, 14% of CMOs and 48% of CHROs and yes, 76% of HR managers. Women entrepreneurs have started approximately 11.3 million businesses and generate over $1.6 trillion in revenue. Access to capital remains the growth issue in the U.S. and globally. In the U.S. only 4-10% of venture capital funds go to women. In the world of finance, just 9.4% of fund managers are women. Sweden and Norway lead the way with female representation in finance. Women investors have returns that are on average 12% higher than men. Technology is challenging. While women hold 57% of professional jobs, only 25% of computing workforce positions are held by women and 30% of the overall tech workforce. Women are, however, leading the way in social media as 68% of all women use social media, compared to 62% of all men.

Women and girls of color are far behind; yet STEM jobs are far closer to pay equity. 20% of current female high school students interested in a STEM discipline say they want to learn about mentoring and motivational programs to help prepare them for the future. And 1 in 10 female students interested in a STEM career report having a mentor in their lives. 65% of women who have been mentored go on to be mentors themselves. Million Women Mentors grows closer to reaching the 1 million commitment to mentor relationships pledged.
Many leaders step up and share their support:

“I applaud this book, Women's Quick Facts and urge all to use this information to build the case for the advancement of women and girls.” -- Lt. Governor of Iowa and Kim Reynolds, co-chair of the MWM.

“Knowledge makes us stronger and empowers us to take action. Walmart salutes the commitment through data and facts for women. We are proud to be part of Million Women Mentors and the Womens Quick Facts book." -- Karenann Terrell, CIO, Walmart.

“The worldwide release of Womens Quick Facts is a must have resource and mission critical to drive targeted enterprise growth enabled to more broadly deepen female diversity among the STEM talent pipeline and STEM workforce,” affirms Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, SVP, Global R&D, PepsiCo.

About STEMConnector®:
STEMconnector® is a consortium of companies, associations, societies, policy organizations, government entities, universities and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital. With several products and services, STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM.” STEMconnector’s network includes organizations at the global, national, state and local levels. STEMconnector® focuses on the STEM workforce and jobs, with a particular emphasis on diversity and women. Our work spans the entire pipeline as the focus is skilled STEM talent for up to 5 million open jobs. To learn more, visit

About Million Women Mentors:
Million Women Mentors supports the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to succeed in careers. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector® in collaboration with over 60+ partners reaching over 30 million girls and women, 52 corporate sponsors, and 37 state leadership teams. To learn more, visit

More About This Title:
Women Quick Facts: Compelling Data on Why Women Matter by STEMconnector® will be released by Morgan James Publishing on October 5, 2016. Women Quick Facts—ISBN 9781683502265—has 276 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $18.95.

About Morgan James Publishing: 
Morgan James Publishing ( provides entrepreneurs with the vital information, inspiration, and guidance they need to be successful. Morgan James Publishing, The Entrepreneurial Publisher™, has been recognized by Publisher’s Weekly for three years on their fast growing press list and is reported as being the future of publishing.

Cognizant Opens Up 2017 Making The Future Grant Applications!

Cognizant has opened up the 2017 grant application period for Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs. Child-serving U.S. non-profit organizations wishing to run after-school, in-school, and summer Maker programs can apply from October 1 through November 15, 2016. Programs must support the program’s mission, which is to inspire young learners in the STEM disciplines by providing fun, hands-on learning opportunities. Visit to download the grant application.


Million Women Mentors Summit & Gala Celebrates Major Milestones for Women in STEM

The second annual Million Women Mentors Summit & Gala held on October 4 and 5, 2016 brings together leaders with the shared goal of attracting and retaining more women and girls into STEM fields. Hundreds from across the nation will gather in Washington, DC for the two day summit representing government, education and industry. Participants will focus on expanding mentoring opportunities to support women and girls in STEM education and STEM careers.

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) OCTOBER 05, 2016 | The second annual Million Women Mentors Summit & Gala, held in Washington, DC on October 4 and 5, 2016, brings together leaders with the shared goal of attracting and retaining more women in the STEM workforce through high quality mentorships. Representatives come from industry, higher education, government and nonprofit organizations from around the country for the two day workshop.

Since launching less than three years ago, the movement has accumulated nearly 850,000 pledges to mentor women and girls, of which 400,000 are complete and the movement has committed to securing 1,000,000 pledges by the end of 2016. The two-day event brings together 37 state delegations, many led by Governors and Lieutenant Governors. Currently, 17 Lieutenant Governors serve as chairs of their respective delegations and four will be attending from Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland and New Jersey.

Million Women Mentors (MWM) aims to increase female participation in the STEM workforce by providing a national platform to engage industry, government and implementation partners. It seeks to tap into the tremendous human capital potential of our nation’s employers to excite, inspire and recruit the next generation of STEM professionals. This Summit provides a unique opportunity for partners and sponsors from around the country to share insights into what is working and seek answers to shared challenges. National nonprofit partners participating in the Summit include FIRST, MIND Research Institute and Girls Inc. Leading sponsor corporations will also send delegations including Tata Consultancy Services, BP, Walmart, PepsiCo and Intel. Greta Van Susteren will keynote the Summit Luncheon and Megan Murphy, Washington Bureau Chief and Executive Editor at Bloomberg News, will keynote and emcee the Million Women Mentors Gala.

This year’s Summit takes place at Washington’s historic Omni Shoreham Hotel where hundreds of participants will celebrate accomplishments and focus on solving shared challenges.

Key Summit Highlights include:

New Online Portal - A new, mobile-friendly Million Women Mentors web portal created by Tata Consultancy Services supports mentors and mentoring programs with new features such as the ability to log the progress of working with mentees and sharing documents and resources among communities of mentors, companies and/or girl-serving organizations.

MWM Awards - The Summit concludes with a Gala on the evening of October 5th where 6 awards will recognize excellence over the last year in supporting Million Women Mentors. Award recipients include: State of Tennessee, MIND Research Institute, Science Olympiad, Cognosante, Omega Travel, University of California - Davis and Walmart.

Women’s Quick Facts - The release of a highly anticipated compilation of compelling data facts about women in today's society. The publication will be launched during the Summit luncheon.

As a founding sponsor of Million Women Mentors, Tata Consultancy Services has been a leader in the MWM movement by completing 32,467 mentorships - over twice its initial pledge of 15,000 - and through the design of both the original and redesigned web platforms.

"With over 119,000 women in our own workforce we are a proud founding partner of Million Women Mentors, and deeply cherish the results that this movement has achieved over the past three years. I strongly believe that income equality is the foundation for gender equality & social equity. By bringing together the combined power of purpose, people and technology, we are removing barriers for women in STEM education and careers, helping them realize their full potential. We are proud to support this initiative through mentoring and by providing the technology to enable impactful mentorships in STEM fields." - Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, Tata Consultancy Services and Vice Chair, MWM Leadership Council.

As the recipient of the Corporate Excellence Award, Walmart Corporation joins a group of leaders who are making an impact across the nation. MWM Awards recognize excellence in reaching new groups of women and girls over the past year. “At Walmart, empowering women in STEM is a key to our success. We’re proud to do this work with Million Women Mentors and honored to receive this award,” said Walmart’s President and CEO Doug McMillon.

The release of the Women’s Quick Facts book creates for the first time a “one-stop shop” for critical data points about women in today's workplace. “The worldwide release of the Women’s Quick Facts is a must have resource and is mission critical to drive targeted enterprise growth enabled to broaden deeper female diversity among the STEM Talent pipeline and STEM workforce,” affirms Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, SVP, Global R&D, PepsiCo.

To join the conversation on Twitter, follow #mwmsummit2016

To learn more about Million Women Mentors, please visit the website (

Watch, Re-Watch or Share our #WorkforceUpskilling Webcast!

Companies spend billions of dollars building talent pipeline programs. Now, employers realize they must develop innovative approaches to upskilling and reskilling, refreshing and retooling their workforce to be competitive and to create a human capital advantage. This was the topic yesterday for the #WorkforceUpskilling America's Workforce: Preparing for the Future of Work by Aligning Business and Education webcast event hosted at the National Press Club. We'd like to thank everyone who joined us in person and online, our partners on this event Apollo Education Group and ManpowerGroup, and our excellent panel of speakers including Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO of ManpowerGroup; Greg Cappelli, CEO at Apollo Education Group; Dale Jones, CEO of Diversified Search; Rebecca Haley, VP, Human Resources at Genesis; Gerri Mason Hall, Senior VP of Human Resources Services with Sodexo North America; and our moderator Mark Hamrick, Washington Bureau Chief, Senior Economic Analyst with Bankrate.

We've uploaded the video to our YouTube page so you can watch, re-watch or share this important discussion!



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