The AVIXA Women's Council is working on a new STEM initiative where we are partnering with Rosie Riveters, a 501-3c, to fund free STEM programming to middle-school-aged girls. Through this program, we're making STEM education accessible and providing a place to learn about Pro AV as a possible career path. We need your help!Click the "Donate" or "Get Involved" buttons above to see how you can help make a difference with this initiative.
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SCN | The Nine List04.25.22 Featured on the 2022 "The Nine" list for her involvement with the AVIXA Women’s Council, Jennifer Goodyer, CTS is working to make the Pro AV industry more welcoming for women.
AVNation05.02.22 In this interview with Erica Carroll and Brittany Greer, learn how Rosie Riveters began and how AVIXA Women’s Council is raising money to support young girls in STEM.
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AVNation Special05.26.22 In this interview with Jennifer Goodyer, Erica Carroll and Brittany Greer, we discuss what it means to get this initiative rolling for the AV industry, and how the AVIXA Women’s Council is partnering with Rosie Riveters.
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There is no true career path that leads young students and innovators to the Professional AV industry, let alone younger girls who only represent less than 20% of our industry entirely. The AVIXA Women’s Council believes that by supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs like the Rosie Riveters non-profit organization, we can intervene early in girls’ education to bring awareness to STEM careers such as those we occupy in Pro AV. By sparking an interest in our industry during formative years of education, girls can pursue various schooling and training paths that would lead them to a career in AV, which would have a direct positive impact on gender equity in Professional AV and Technology.
Our original goal was to raise $5,200 by the end of InfoComm to fund binary coding kits for just one grade level in one city but we knew we could do better. We are so humbled by the AV industry's charitable giving that we are now aiming for $30,000. At this level, we will fund, pack, and deliver thousands of kits nationwide.Once funded, the components will be ordered for AWC volunteers to pack and deliver these kits supporting schools and military families through the Blue Star Families network.Rosie Riveters + Blue Star Families