One of the primary barriers to girls pursuing STEM majors in college and ultimately selecting STEM careers (occupations traditionally viewed as predominantly male) is a lack of role models and mentors who are STEM professionals. Having women to look up to is critical for young women and girls believing that they too can achieve in these highly technical fields.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2011, stated "increased exposure to female role models could potentially help alleviate the negative stereotypes faced by female students with regard to these fields.”
So the Brightest Stars Foundation provides below a diversity of female professionals in a multitude of scientific, engineering and technological disciplines that serve as great STEM models. These amazing women are also available for mentoring, if desired.