A Superbowl Win for Girls in STEM

February 5, 2014

It’s Wednesday, here’s what’s making news this week:

  • What are the most undervalued leadership traits of women? According to Glenn Llopis, a Forbes contributing writer, the ability to multitask and well-roundedness, or “circular vision,” are two traits that women often have and that should be valued more in the workplace. Read more here.
  • GoldieBlox made history Sunday with its 30-second ad during the Super Bowl. The company makes toys and books aimed at getting young girls interested in STEM and their founder, Debbie Sterling, will be speaking at our 3rd Annual Summit. Read more here.
  • Women are just as ambitious men, and in some cases more, according to a new survey released by consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Eighty-three percent of women surveyed wanted to advance to the next level of their organizations, while only 74% of men do. Read the rest of the findings here, as well as reasons why women’s ambition may not result in  C-suite level jobs.
  • More and more women are starting their own businesses. Still not sure you’re ready to take the plunge? Here is a list of ten tips for female entrepreneurs.

What have you been reading? Let us know in the comments.