For STEAM Professionals Called to Mentor the Next Generation

Share Your Insight + Know-How with Girls Ages 13 – 18

Mentor Training Begins in:
Date: RETURNING MENTORS Attend Feb. 22. | NEW MENTORS Attend Feb. 22. AND Either Feb. 7, 11 a.m., or Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m.
Location: Feb. 22: Everyday Joe's Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO | Feb. 7 & 9: Zoom


Answer Girls’ Top STEAM Concerns. You’re Just the Person to Do It.

For mentors new to Pretty Brainy, orientation is required.

For returning mentors, orientation is encouraged, but not required.

Orientation Details

Mentor Orientation Is a Virtual Event. Once you have registered and passed a background check, you will receive a link to attend. Register Above by Feb. 6. Choose one of the following dates —
Feb. 7, 11 a.m. – 12 noon.
Feb. 9, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Pretty Brainy presents opportunities for STEAM mentoring in 2023 -- sign up to to be on our team of professionals connecting the next gen of leaders and innovators with critical mentoring.

Mentor the Next Gen of Problem-Solvers & Innovators

Mentor Orientation will bring us together as a team to walk through standards, elements of a good mentor-mentee match, and effective approaches to addressing girls’ concerns. We’ll zero in on the vision and desired outcomes for girls and mentors. We’ll address what it means to mentor and walk through mentoring examples with young women from our previous programs. You’ll also be oriented to Pretty Brainy culture at work in one-on-one mentoring and small and large groups. New mentors will be paired with returning mentors for the Feb. 22 Mentor & Mentee Meet-Up.

New & Returning Mentors Come Together Feb. 22

New and returning mentors come together with girls Wed., Feb. 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Mentor & Mentee Meet-Up: an Evening with the Pretty Brainy Mentors. Plan to arrive by 4:30 p.m.

Venue: Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St., Fort Collins, CO.

Goal: Champion and mentor girls on their top questions as they navigate STEM and STEAM studies and plan for their dream jobs and careers. It bears repeating: it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know why there aren’t more rocket scientists who happen to be women. So let’s move the needle on parity in the STEM workforce and classroom. Meeting girls where they are, we’ll answer their questions, bring perspective to their concerns, and offer nuts-and-bolts ideas for their next steps forward in STEM and STEAM.

Let’s do this!

Make It a Year of Critical Resources — for Girls + Ourselves

Feb. 22 also is our chance to connect girls with these top resources, both happening Wed., March 8 —

The Women in Science Symposium at Colorado State University | Register yourself and urge your mentees to register, too.

International Women’s Day | See the official site and join us to #EmbraceEquity.

Thank You to Our 2023 Partners

The Women in Science Network at Colorado State University partners with Pretty Brainy in blending mentoring, STEM and education so girls may build professional and social skills toward becoming more resilient in STEM and in life.

The WiSCI Network at Colorado State University is a welcoming community that invites people of any age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language or cultural background. The vision is of a thriving network of scientists building a more inclusive and truthful world at Colorado State University and beyond. The WiSci Mission is Inclusivity in Science . . . Pass It On! In putting action to mission, WiSci supports underrepresented voices in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts through discourse and community. Annual programs of the Women in Science Network are the Innovating Minds Lecture Series, Women in Science Symposium, and the Women in Science Career Issues Group.

Richardson Communications

For more than 12 years, Richardson Communications has formed trusted partnerships with clients seeking world-class technology solutions, professional and process-driven implementations, and unmatched customer service. Today, Richardson Communications specializes in four major technology areas: voice, data, cloud/IT services, and business continuity. As a Pretty Brainy funding partner, Richardson Communications helps make the Pretty Brainy mission possible. When it comes to helping diversify and bring equity to the STEM and STEAM landscapes, Pretty Brainy could not do its part without the partnership of Richardson Communications.

ColdQuanta supports girls in STEAM with professional and social skillsColdQuanta is a global quantum technology company solving the world’s most challenging problems. The company harnesses quantum mechanics to build and integrate quantum computers, sensors, and networks. From fundamental physics to leading edge commercial products, ColdQuanta enables “quantum everywhere” through our ecosystem of devices and platforms Founded in 2007, ColdQuanta grew from decades of research in atomic physics and work at JILA, with intellectual property licensed through the University of Colorado and University of Wisconsin. ColdQuanta’s scalable and versatile cold atom technology is used by world-class organizations around the globe and deployed by NASA on the International Space Station. ColdQuanta is based in Boulder, CO, with offices in Madison, WI, and Oxford, UK. Find out how ColdQuanta is building the future at


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