Dallas

Through key partnerships, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas are fostering a STEM leadership pipeline that is long overdue in the world.

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Achieving Tomorrow in Dallas

The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas partner with companies like Texas Instruments and Ericsson, as well as local universities and policymakers, to run the STEM Center of Excellence, a 92-acre living laboratory just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas that teaches girls both the hard and soft skills critical for success in STEM, college, and careers.​

Growing the Texas STEM Workforce

​Research shows that girls are keenly interested in STEM and excel at it. Yet, for a variety of reasons, girls often don’t pursue STEM—starting as early as elementary school. The proof is in the numbers. There are currently 715,000 vacant STEM positions available in Texas, but 57% of middle and high school girls in Texas don’t consider a career in STEM. ​The STEM Center of Excellence​ is looking to change that.

Texas Instruments and Ericsson partnered with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to not only help build the STEM Center of Excellence, but to leverage its workforce and provide volunteers and mentors to foster the STEM leadership pipeline in the state.

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Building Confidence and Inspiring Excellence

Women make up more than 50% of the population, but hold only 24% of STEM jobs. ​The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas partnered with Texas Instruments to start changing this national statistic and fill the STEM pipeline.

As part of Ericsson’s commitment to have women make up 30% of their workforce by 2020​, they joined this partnership and now the STEM Center of Excellence serves more than 25,000 girls across a 32 county region.​

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A Foundation for Change

Male students are about 8 times more likely than female students to say that they plan to pursue a career in STEM even though research shows that girls are interested in, and excel, at it. The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas are on a mission to change the perception of STEM careers and provide opportunities for girls to see themselves in these roles.

The Solar Preparatory School for Girls and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas are changing the face of the STEM workforce pipeline in the state to meet the urgent need for female voices, engagement, and leadership in the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy.​

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Girls are the largest untapped resource for our country, and the Girl Scout movement is committed as an organization to giving girls better access to opportunity to help them reach their full potential. We're building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place -- and if we're going to make the world a better place, we're going to need girls in it.

​Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

More Voices

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Shelly Goel

Girl Scout

The biggest thing about STEM is that there isn’t a set structure of what the field entails. You’re constantly learning on a day-to-day basis. Every day, you’re continuously learning something new, facing challenges, and you have to work with your team to tackle them.

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Peter Balyta

President, Texas Instruments Education Technology, Vice President, Academic Engagement and Corporate Citizenship

Imagine the impact that they can make if they got together with policymakers, local universities, community leaders, and really made a difference in STEM. I think the impact they'll see is exponential.

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Vidya Krishnan

Head of Competence & Capability Consulting, Ericsson North America

See yourself as a door and you just have to find the right key and our mission is to help you find that key. But do not disqualify yourself. No matter what you decide to do, the world needs you to know this stuff. We will not rest until we find the key that unlocks that door. And neither should you.

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