Fab Fems is a project that connects girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with women who are professionals in those fields. Adult mentors are a huge inspiration to young people who are considering their futures and this project makes it easy to connect with women in a variety of fields.
EXCEPT if you are from Oregon and looking for a local mentor. A search on their website revealed only 3 women from Oregon, all of them in Eugene (I suspect they are part of University of Oregon’s awesome Women in Computer Science club). Good for them but we need more!
So, LADIES, you know who you are, race over to the website and register yourself as mentors. Let’s give girls who are looking for local mentors plenty of choices.
While we are waiting for more Fab Fems from Oregon and SW Washington to sign up, you should still check out the site. How about finding a woman who has a degree from a college you are interested in applying to? Or lives in an area that you hope to go to college someday? You will get a snap shot of each woman when you click on Find a Role Model. Click on a name to get a bio that includes lots of information such as where she went to school, what her interests are and how she can be a resource.
Good luck and, as always, let me know how it goes!