WiSTEM L.A.

Los Angeles is a leader in STEM innovation. It is imperative that we be the model for ensuring our leading industries are honoring the ethos of equality and access to all.  WiSTEM L.A. will empower a generation of women to lead L.A.’s STEM revolution through mentorship, networking, and community building.

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The WiSTEM L.A. initiative provides opportunities for women of all levels of experience to engage:

  • Pilot year college-to-professional mentorship matchmaking, which pairs 150 undergraduate and graduate school students majoring in STEM disciplines with women in a variety of STEM-driven industries;
  • Professional Networking events to be held twice in the pilot year, featuring facilitated conversation by Ladies Get Paid on (1) achieving pay equity, and (2) increasing female representation in boards and positions of leadership; and
  • Non-profit site tours for cohorts of participants in DIY Girls and Girls Build LA to be able to see firsthand what it is like to work at some of LA's most exciting companies.  

To kickoff the WiSTEM Initiative, Mayor Garcetti is hosting a Celebration of Women in STEM at LACMA’s Bing Theater on September 15th.  


EVENTS

Join WiSTEM L.A. for our first professional networking event on Feb 28th at Cross Campus DTLA from 6pm-8pm.  Claire Wasserman, Founder of Ladies Get Paid, will be facilitating a conversation around the importance of networking and building a community of advocacy of among women in STEM fields.  This event is open to professionals. Space is limited.  Click here for more details.

Register now for WiSTEM's first networking event

 

 


WiSTEM L.A. Mentorship program: Now Recruiting Mentors

WiSTEM L.A. will be recruiting women working in STEM fields throughout LA to serve as mentors. Sign up to become a mentor here.

This program will empower a generation of women to lead L.A.’s STEM revolution through mentorship, networking, and community building. You were identified for this role due to your leadership in the STEM field. We believe you can create a lasting impact on the lives of future trailblazers.
 

About the WiSTEM L.A. mentorship program:  

  • Mentors are women in STEM-driven positions in L.A. county who will build relationships with women studying STEM fields at L.A. based universities.

    • These connections are intended to foster persistence in STEM fields and expose them to firsthand opportunities and challenges in real-life settings.

    • Mentors will provide guidance with professional (and personal) development and how to set and achieve meaningful goals.

  • Mentorship is a one-year commitment beginning when the match is made, starting as early as December 2018 (with opportunities to continue collaboration post-program).

  • Mentors and Mentees are required to meet by phone or video chat once per month; and in person quarterly. In person meetings are required to be at the mentor’s place of work or the mentees campus, to be arranged by the match.  

    • Audio chat, as well as traditional chat functionality is facilitated through the custom WiSTEM mentorship portal, powered by Introdeck.

The WiSTEM L.A. initiative provides opportunities for women of all levels of experience to engage in:

  • Pilot year college-to-professional mentorship matchmaking, which pairs 150 undergraduate and graduate school students majoring in STEM disciplines with women in a variety of STEM-driven industries;
  • Professional networking events to be held twice in the pilot year, featuring facilitated conversation by Ladies Get Paid on (1) achieving pay equity, and (2) increasing female representation in boards and positions of leadership; and
  • Non-profit site tours for cohorts of participants in DIY Girls and other nonprofit partners to be able to see firsthand what it is like to work at some of LA's most exciting companies.

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