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Gender Equity in STEM Challenge

How can girls and women reach their full potential and thrive in STEM education and careers in the United States?

Submissions are Closed


Noramay Cadena

Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital

Nikole Collins-Puri

CEO, Techbridge Girls

Ruthe Farmer

Founder & CEO, Last Mile Education Fund

Jay Flores

CEO, Invent The Change

Ali Hartman

Head of Responsible Investment and Impact, Tiger Global

Shalonna Melton

Product Adoption Expert, McKinsey & Company

United States

Melissa Moritz

Director of Policy, STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Phyllis Mugadza

Founder & CEO, Sprxng

Elizabeth Nyamwange

CEO, Etana Technology

United States

Carmen San Segundo

Global Marketing & Communications Director for ESG and Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM

Stephanie Santoso

Co-Founder & President, MakerUSA

Nicole Williams

Former Co-Executive Director, 500 Women Scientists

United States

Danielle Wood

Director, Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab

Shane Woods

Executive Director, Girlstart

Travis York Ph.D.

Director, Inclusive STEMM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity (ISEED), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

United States

Judging Criteria

  • Alignment: The solution addresses key dimensions of the Gender Equity in STEM Challenge.
  • Potential for Impact: The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact the lives of girls, women, and people of gender identities often excluded from or disadvantaged within STEM education and careers.
  • Feasibility: The team has a realistic, practical plan for implementing the solution and it is feasible in the given context.
  • Innovative Approach: The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.
  • Inclusive Human-Centered Design: The solution is designed with and for affected communities; the solution team demonstrates proximity to the community and embodies and addresses diversity, equity, and inclusion through their solution.
  • Scalability: The solution can be scaled to affect the lives of more people within its target population.
  • Partnership Potential: The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from the resources that Tiger Global Impact Ventures and MIT Solve are positioned to provide.

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