A 2018 report by the National Girls Collaborative Project outlines findings regarding girls and women in STEM fields. The researchers found that, while girls and boys have the same abilities in math and science, they differ in their interest and confidence in STEM subjects. Award-winning entrepreneur, author and Girls Scouts CEO, Sylvia Acevedo joins us this week to share her journey and formidable rise in the technology industry. After working as an engineer at IBM, Sylvia held executive positions at Fortune 100 companies, including Apple and Dell.
Today, as Girl Scouts of the USA’s newly named CEO, Sylvia leads the organization made up of 2.5 million members. Through different initiatives, Girl Scouts enables young women to explore and develop their interest in STEM fields. In this episode, Sylvia will share with us how the organization is preparing young women for the future world of work.