Being the only two girls in a robotics class in 5th grade, Melanie and Molly instantly felt connected, experiencing first hand the gender gap in STEM together from the very beginning.
After seeing their friends who were once passionate about tech and business drop these interests in middle-school when there were no other girls in their classes, Melanie and Molly were determined to change how these fields are seen among the youth, especially by girls. Often, middle-school and high-school are times when students are starting to learn more about themselves and their interests. It also happens to be the time when stereotypes can hurt the most.
We formed GirlTechBoss to empower middle-school and high-school aged girls in their business and technology passions and create a supportive community of role models to look up towards.
By creating both an online platform, as well as a hosting events, GirlTechBoss is impacting the next generation of females in tech and business. We are so excited to see what 2020 holds for this organization and the girls we impact through it!
I'm Melanie, a high schooler at Millburn High, looking to inspire and connect girls with an existing community of women involved in STEM and entrepreneurship. I believe that stereotypes on gender and backgrounds shouldn't be driving forces of passion. I aspire to fill in the STEM and Entrepreneurship gender gap by building both an online platform along with hands-on resources and experiences for girls to learn from and be inspired by.
Melanie Herbert, Co-Founder of GirlTechBoss
Hi! I’m Molly, an aspiring entrepreneur looking to improve the lives of others. Being a woman who is involved in both STEM and entrepreneurship, it is often hard to find others like me. I hope to address this issue by advocating for women in STEM and encouraging girls to pursue their STEM and entrepreneurship passions. I am incredibly excited to work on an initiative empowering the next generation of women stem entrepreneurs!
Molly Cantillon, Co-Founder of GirlTechBoss
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We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.