STEAM Learning That Respects Girls as Thinkers, Problem-Solvers and Innovators
The Pretty Brainy Vision is this: to empower 2 million girls, by 2025, to develop their genius and abilities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math – STEAM – so they positively impact their communities and world.
STEM + Art = STEAM
|KEY INITIATIVE||KEY INITIATIVE||KEY INITIATIVE|
|FashionablyMashed®||Textiles + TechStyles™||Beyond Beautiful|
|Over 18 months
we gave 300+
girls this challenge:
“With design as
your tool, how will
you make the world
a better place?”
|In 11 weeks
of girls showed
confidence in their
abilities in science
|In a 15-hour
100% of girls
and bonded over
Get the full impact from our fact sheet of learning outcomes.
Supporting Educators in Delivering Learning for the 21st Century
Contributing to the STEM to STEAM Initiative
Building a Community and Culture of Girls in STEAM
GIRLS CAN DO MATH AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY WANT
WE WORK SO GIRLS AND THOSE AROUND THEM KNOW THIS, TOO
In a 2006 survey of teen girls, 44% said, “The smartest girls in my school are not popular.”3 Old stereotypes about cognition and capability harm girls: 30,000 students in the United States take the advanced placement computer science test. Fewer than 6,000 are girls.4
1 Girls Inc. The Super Girl Dilemma: Girls Feel the Pressure to Be Perfect, Accomplished, Thin, and Accommodating. Oct. 2006. www.girlsinc.org.
2 National Science Foundation. Science and Engineering Degrees: 1966-2006. Oct. 2008. www.nsf.gov.
3 Girls Inc. The Super Girl Dilemma: Girls Feel the Pressure to Be Perfect, Accomplished, Thin, and Accommodating. Oct. 2006. www.girlsinc.org.
4 Heitin, Liana. “No Girls, Blacks, or Hispanics Take AP Computer Science Exam in Some States.” Education Week, Jan. 2014. Retrieved Oct. 12, 2014, from
Corbett, Christianne, Catherine Hill and Andresse St. Rose. Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. March 2010. AAUW. Washington, D.C.