Girls in STEM
Women have made significant progress in many key academic disciplines such as medicine, law, finance, business, management, humanities and social sciences.
Launched in 2017, the Girls in STEM programme aims to leverage the Motsepe Foundation network of anchor schools to close the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This pipeline of women in STEM aims to facilitate inclusivity within the sectors that are becoming foundational to a nation’s socioeconomic development and success.
Through industry partnerships GEWAL has hosted workshops for girls and teachers that are designed to grow their interest in pursuing STEM careers and highlight the stories of women who have succeeded within these fields.
In scaling this programme, GEWAL continues to work closely with other departments in the Foundation as well as anchor schools and other partners to promote greater student engagement and inspire the youth towards careers in STEM.