Even though I have three sons and no daughters, I still like to encourage all girls to follow any pursuit they choose. The following people have tremendous insights on recruiting, training, and retaining diverse girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and building a STEM ecosystem for girls. Check them out. Maybe there is a resource near you or one you can start locally yourself.
Andrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D., Chief Girl Expert, Girl Scouts of the USA
Vince Bertram, Ph.D., President and CEO, Project Lead the Way, Inc.
Angela Calabrese Barton, Ph.D., Professor Dept. of Teacher Education
Michigan State University/ GET City
Kimberly Bryant, Founder and CEO, Black Girls Code
Tara Chklovski, Founder and CEO, Iridescent
Jill Denner, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, ETR Associates
Co-founder of The Girl Game Company
Dale Dougherty, Founder and CEO, Maker Media
Board Chair at Maker Education
Saundra Frerichs, Ph.D.
4-H Science Education Specialist, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Pam Garza, STEM Project Director
Youth Development and Social Responsibility, YMCA of the USA
Sherry Hsi, Founder, TechHive at Lawrence Hall of Science
Tamara Hudgins, Ph.D., Executive Director, Girlstart
Sherry Lassiter, Ed.M., Director, Fab Lab Program
Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dana Ledyard, M.B.A.
Managing Director of Program Development, Girls Who Code
Jennifer Mathur, M.S.
Program & Training Manager for STEM Programming, Girls Inc.
Director, STEM Next, University of San Diego
Co-Chair, STEM Funders Network
Kimberly A. Scott, Ed.D.
Founder and CEO, The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology
Associate Professor, Arizona State University