Women and Girls in STEM Month

Akamai Mentoring Evening

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

College STEM female majors and accomplished female STEM professionals are invited to participate in an engaging discussion around the possibilities and realities facing women in STEM industries. The three-part format, designed to both inspire and dispense real-world professional advice, will include a panel presentation, one-on-one discussions and opportunities to network between established women in STEM and emerging STEM professionals.

Event will include:


5:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Museum Lobby

Facilitated Panel Discussion

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Cahners Theatre

Aimed to inspire, this panel discussion will explore the different avenues available to young professionals in STEM. We will recruit national STEM leaders, and an exciting female facilitator to explore traditional, unexpected, and outrageous ways they have utilized their STEM passions.

Areas of exploration may include STEM entrepreneurship, Finance, Space, Food Science, Entertainment, Biomedical, Fashion, Computational Design, Engineering, Medicine, Music, etc.

Networking Reception

7:00 pm – 7:45 pm, Blue Wing

Focused on providing real-world, tactical skills, this session will facilitate networking discussions between 200 students and 50 STEM professionals. Each discussion area will revolve around a specific field: technology, life sciences, engineering, and science management.

Breakout Sessions

8:00 pm – 8:45 pm, Blue Wing

Organized discussions between students and HR professionals will allow non-scripted,

individualized interaction encouraging long-term mentoring relationships. Conversation will be facilitated by three career questions:

“Should I apply to graduate school?”

“How do I advocate for myself when negotiating pay?”

“Comparing the experience of a large corporation vs. a small start-up”

If you are a female college student in a STEM major and are interested in attending this event, please contact us at rsvp@mos.org. Please list the name of your school and major when reaching out.

This event will be photographed. By volunteering for this event, I grant consent to photographers to record my likeness and appearance and to use these images in marketing materials.