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About Million Women Mentors


Million Women Mentors is a movement to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to pursue and succeed in STEM careers and leadership opportunities. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector in collaboration with over 1600+ partners, 75+ corporate sponsors, and over 40 active state leadership teams.


1. Increase the percentage of high school girls planning to pursue STEM careers.

2. Increase the percentage of young women pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields.

3. Increase the percentage of women staying and advancing in STEM careers.


MWM Leadership

Leslie Cruz

Chief Executive Officer

Ashley Szofer

Senior Director, Communications & Partnerships

Alexa Gitler

Manager, Communications

Sheila Boyington

National States Chair

Dr. Dane Boyington

Senior Advisor, Technology


By creating your account at, individuals, organizations and companies are creating a one to four year pledge to join the “million” mentors. Through this agreement with MWM, a commitment is made to mentor a girl or woman to help girls and women succeed in STEM careers.

"Million Women Mentors, we ought to be able to make some progress with this… Thank you for what you are doing, as we encourage and challenge our young women in STEM fields. This is how we're going to be making a difference, and this is how we're going to be translating into the future with our women leaders."


"I know the importance of strong women mentors in my own life. Congratulations to the Million Women Mentors for their efforts to give young women interested in science and technology the support they need to be successful in these careers!"


"We all should mentor a young person, and in turn that young person will become a mentor for another. It's that simple. You have the opportunity to offer anything and everything."


"As women who have accomplished so much, we have to look behind us and pull the women on the next rung of the ladder up with us. We have the time, we have the opportunity and that's what encouraging girls in STEM is all about… I am proud to sponsor legislation this year, to make sure that we can encourage young girls and underrepresented minorities to enter the STEM fields."


"Women right now make up about 48% of the workforce, which we all appreciate but only 24% make up the STEM workforce and what's so critical is that those jobs pay more…In New Hampshire alone by the year 2018 we are going to have 43,000 STEM jobs available… All kids do not learn the same way, and it is important that children have mentors."


"The connection for me with STEM, is our workforce…Almost half the workforce in New Hampshire is female, this has long been a tradition…40% of American families are now lead by a female breadwinner, she is the primary source of income… What we are participating in with this movement [Million Women Mentors] is myth busting, so that policy makers can become more aware of the demographics in our communities…"


Edie Fraser

Chief Executive Officer STEMconnector®

Lorena Fimbres

Chief Business Development Officer STEMconnector®

Sheila Boyington

National States Chair STEMconnector®

Kayla Brown

State Programs Director

Talmesha Richards, Ph.D.

Chief Academic and Diversity Officer

Kaleigh Hudak

Manager, Projects and Partnerships