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COMMUNITY | STEM Advantage: Advancing Equity Through Education: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Panel

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Date: August 25, 2020

Time:  11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Where:  On-line Event

PDUs: 1 Leadership, self-report, code provided at event

Cost: $25 per person, Donation is 100% tax deductible!

Please join us to hear a panel of diversity, equity and inclusion leaders discuss what their companies are doing to advance economic and racial equity.  Plus, what we can do collectively to elevate and sustain action to help  level the playing field for women and underserved communities as they pursue their STEM education and careers.


  • JuanJo Duran, Head of Media And Entertainment, Multicultural US and LatAM at Google
  • Nicol Turner Lee, Director, Center for Technology Innovation at The Brookings Institution
  • Others to be announced


  • Angela Gardner, Partner, Media, Entertainment & Digital Practice at Heidrick & Struggles
  • Thonas Phelps, Vice President of Corporate Stategy & CIO at Laserfiche


STEM Advantage's mission is to mentor, prepare and inspire women and underserved communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Advantage provides scholarships and paid internships to help students graduate with less debt, along with pairing mentors with students, who typically are first generation and low-income college students. Plus, professional development workshops/ webinars and events to build community. The program is currently offered to STEM students at California State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, CSU Fullerton and Cal Poly Pomona, with the strategic "23 by 2023" goal to expand to STEM students at all 23 California State University campuses by 2023. California State University is the largest and most diverse four-year public university system in the nation with nearly 75% students of color.

STEM Advantage Scholars graduate and earn $71,000 a year, on average, for their first job with a top salary of $100,000. They "pay it forward" as role models, mentors, and inspiration for young girls and boys. If they can see it, they can be it!


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