JBB aims to increase awareness of the gender leadership gap in STEM fields and propose solutions to close the gap. To achieve these goals, JBB leaders developed a five-workshop series to train STEM undergraduates on leadership skills including developing elevator speeches, practicing leadership skills, and addressing resiliency and conflict resolution. Obtaining these skills early in the undergraduates’ career will make them more competitive for future roles. In addition, participants worked closely with early career mentors to research about the local gender gap. Participants also had access to professional mentors in the area of the project of interest.
At the end of the Spring semester, JBB participants shared their findings with a diverse group of STEM leaders both in academia and industry, KS community, and their peers. This event is an ideal venue for women advocates to come together, discuss, and brainstorm solutions to close the gap.
To know more about the participants' research projects and findings, please visit the Infographics page.