“Talent wins games, but
teamwork and intelligence
– Michael Jordan
Our program is designed to develop positive attitudes toward S.T.E.A.M. among girls ages 12-17 and inspire them to see themselves as part of a larger picture, with unlimited potential to contribute transformational ideas that change the world.
Our goal is to encourage these girls to consider planning their futures in S.T.E.A.M. through entrepreneurship.
Studies show the earlier these seeds are planted, the higher the probability girls will surround themselves with like-minded people who will help them achieve their goals.
Parents of the STEAMer girls are required to attend, in order for their daughter to be approved as a participant.
Over the years we have brought in behavioral specialists to talk with parents about important issues like understanding emotional maturity, multi-generational communication challenges and dealing with children’s stress. 100% of the parents have been glad they came and appreciate the opportunities given to their daughters.
WHO ARE STEAMers?
STEAMers refer to the girls who have attended the Summit and completed the team competition. Since 2014, one third of the STEAMer girls have stayed involved with the program as mentors, speakers and leaders who want to pay it forward through our organization and make a difference for more girls.
EXISTING S.T.E.A.M. GIRLS AND THEIR PARENTS
Girls who have completed the S.T.E.A.M. Summits and their parents can participate as mentors and speakers in the Girls S.T.E.A.M. Institute.
Our goal is to have them share their experiences as subject matter experts in engineering, manufacturing, game development, aerospace, entrepreneurship and other STEAM fields about the paths they chose and best practices they recommend.
We are looking for men and women business owners, corporate and agency representatives, and STEAMers who are interested in encouraging and supporting young girls to pursue entrepreneurial careers in the S.T.E.A.M. fields.
Your knowledge, experience and expertise can help inspire girls to explore the myriad of opportunities, learn to dream big and navigate the challenges facing innovators and entrepreneurs.
We can’t do this alone! We’re looking for companies and individuals share our concerned about the low numbers of women in the S.T.E.A.M. fields and are interested helping change that statistic.
We need your support – financially, and through active participation as speakers, volunteers, mentors, coaches, and more! These girls are our future employees, innovators and visionary leaders.
Join us and help inspire and educate young girls to pursue S.T.E.A.M. Contributors to this program, over the past 4 years, have included representatives from top companies and agencies such as:
- Bishop Wisecarver Group
- CBTechnology, Inc.
- Fed EX
- Federal Reserve Bank of SF
- Growing Leaders
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Hunter Hawk, Inc.
- International Game Developers Association
- Kids Healthy Foods LLC
- Singularity University
- Willamette University
Girls S.T.E.A.M. Institute is interested in creating partnerships and alliances with like-minded organizations focused on supporting girls to dream big by providing them with knowledge, resources and support to accomplish their goals.
Interested in partnering with us to empower girls to change the world? Let’s talk!
The need is great because there is much to do and we can collaborate together to achieve these goals.
“I consider my participation in the ASTRA S.T.E.A.M. event as one of the highest points of my business career. ASTRA’s unique approach of providing mentoring not only to the girls but extending it to their parents was genius, providing them a venue to learn about challenges the girls face and the need for parental support.”
Shreya Parjan – BranchOut Program and STEAMer – 2014
Shou Song (Ina) – Lumenomics – formerly Astra S.T.E.A.M. Project Leader – 2016
FRIENDS OF GIRLS S.T.E.A.M. INSTITUTE
We are so fortunate to have the personal commitment of so many individuals who believe in our program and have volunteered and provided us invaluable insights and guidance.
Get Involved, share your expertise, experience and ideas for taking our program to greater heights.
- Christine Munroe – NASA
- David Pell – PG&E
- Deborah Todd – Producer, Writer and Game Developer
- Kate Edwards – formally ED of IGDA
- Rachel Bernstein – Executive Producer – Google
Inaugural Steamer from first year – 2014