The first workshop in the March Mathness Series offered by The Athena Collaborative Group will take place on Monday, March 5. All parents, but especially parents of girls, are welcome to take part and learn about how attitudes and interest in math and the careers associated with it affect our daughters.
Christina Dellisanti-Miller, a Montclair resident and founder of The Athena Collaborative Group, hopes that parents will “engage their daughters in one or more of the events to open up a brand new possibility for them.” She added that the series will provide a forum to see some inspiring role models and connect with girls around their ambitions for the future.
See information and registration below:
Montclair March Mathness: Beyond the Barbie Stereotype: Empowering Girls
What: Girls in the US face a turning point around the sixth grade when they begin to check out of math, under perform their capability and unwittingly take themselves out of the pipeline for top paying quantitative careers – before they know much about them – often assuming STEM careers are not really for them. Why is this happening and how can it be avoided? The attitudes of parents, teachers, counselors and peers make a huge difference in the range and confidence with which girls decide what they can and cannot do. How can we empower our girls to choose fearlessly from a full range of careers and prepare them to be viable candidates for these roles when they grow up?
When: Monday, March 5 from 10 am – 11:15 am
Cost: Free. Register here.