With the goal of exciting and empowering girls with knowledge and confidence in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and entrepreneurship so that they can become future problem solvers and leaders, High5Girls is a platform that offers hands-on hackathons and workshops for young women between the ages of 13-19. The hope is that this work will increase the participation of women in STEM education and careers.
High5Girls allows girls to meet women working in a variety of STEM careers. They share their insights about what they do as scientists and engineers. Their goal is to show parents and girls the wide range of exciting and rewarding careers women hold in STEM.
S2i is providing High5Girls with their ‘innovation funding opportunities’ service. After a first discussion to assess needs, S2i presented High5Girls with a number of different EU funding programs for which it is eligible. These programs were presented with regard to scope, eligibility criteria, and the application process. S2i is also identifying organizations in its networks that High5Girls could be linked to, and will make contact, after the project representatives fill out a partner profile (also developed by S2i).