It was with great pride that everyone at Converters celebrated National Women’s History Month. The month long event is the brainchild of the National Women’s History Project, and shines a light on the role women have played in making the U.S. a world leader. This year’s theme, Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination, is one that means a great deal to a company like ours. Though we make up 50.8% of the population, women only make up 24% of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce.
Historically, society has done its best to dissuade or outright exclude women from careers in the STEM fields. By propagating the myth that women don’t like or can’t excel in math and science society has gone a long way to feeding the STEM gender gap. It is for this reason that National Women’s History Month is so important. It highlights and celebrates the many generation of women who have broken molds and blazed amazing paths with their brilliance and fortitude.
The sad part is that we could fill many blogs just listing women you’ve probably never heard of who have invented and discovered the things you take for granted in your day to day life. So many of the products that we sell at Converters simply would not exist without the brilliance of female scientist and inventors.
National Women’s History Month might be over, but at Converters, we have no plans of slowing down our commitment to increasing the involvement of women in the STEM fields. To learn more on how you can get involved, please visit the National Women’s History Projects website today.