STEM Moms Project

The STEM Moms Project is an initiative examining the unique challenges encountered at the intersection of Working Parent and Woman in STEM. The project findings highlight recommendations for organizations, leaders and allies to create supportive and inclusive workplaces for both Working Parents and Women in STEM with the ultimate goal of increasing retention of mid-career STEM Women.

The project list of barriers was quickly compiled as each project participant joined and offered their own personal challenges encountered and their reason for participation.

Within the one-year period from February 2022 – February 2023, 15 discussions were completed, each with 10-40 participant contributions, sharing their own unique experiences specific to the topic.

The intention of a hyper focus on the intersection of ‘Women in STEM’ and ‘Working Parent’ was a hope that the findings will benefit both groups moving forward.