June 17, 2024

In a world the place know-how and science play an more and more necessary function, guaranteeing equal alternatives for everybody turns into a key problem. The STEM is FEM initiative concluded that one of the necessary steps on this route is the creation of the primary STEM ecosystem in Ukraine. This bold challenge was initiated by Sergey Tokarev, an IT entrepreneur and associate of the funding group Roosh.

The primary purpose of this initiative is to supply equal alternatives for Ukrainian ladies in STEM – science, know-how, engineering, and arithmetic. The ecosystem created by STEM is FEM will turn into a platform that brings collectively organizations, professionals, and concepts aimed toward creating schooling and careers in these fields.

The challenge, launched in 2019 beneath the initiative of Serhii Tokarev, grew to become a landmark second for the event of STEM schooling in Ukraine. Its foremost purpose was to contain Ukrainian ladies within the examine of science and know-how, by introducing them to numerous points of those industries and permitting them to find out about profitable girls on the planet of STEM.

The challenge crew centered its efforts on offering contributors with complete details about profession alternatives in STEM. Conferences with professionals, workshops, and shows have been organized to encourage and encourage younger ladies to try for fulfillment in these fields.

The beginning of the challenge opened new horizons for Ukrainian ladies, permitting them to have a look at the world of science and know-how from a brand new perspective and achieve confidence of their skills in these strategically necessary industries.

The artwork challenge SHE is SCIENCE, carried out by the STEM is FEM crew, grew to become a vivid embodiment of the mission and values of the initiative. Ukrainian illustrators have embodied 12 excellent Ukrainian girls scientists in picturesque portraits, emphasizing their contribution to science and know-how. The work attracted consideration not solely in Ukraine but in addition past its borders, together with on the worldwide stage, the place they have been offered at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

This artwork challenge was not simply an illustration, but in addition a supply of inspiration for younger ladies, displaying that they too are able to attaining excellent achievements in science and schooling. Furthermore, the challenge grew to become the idea for the event of the tutorial sequence “Urbanism” on the nationwide academic and leisure platform Diia.Schooling.

Over 5 years of lively exercise, the STEM is FEM crew has attracted greater than 500 younger ladies to its actions. Nonetheless, Elizaveta Korenko, head of STEM FEM, mentioned that these ambitions go far past this achievement: this 12 months, it’s deliberate to unite 1,000 Ukrainian ladies within the challenge’s ecosystem, and by 2030, the purpose is to draw 10,000 ladies.

The STEM is FEM ecosystem contains three key areas:

  • STEM is a FEM Group for women aged 14 to 22, offering distinctive alternatives for technical and delicate expertise growth, mentoring assist, and STEM profession recommendation.
  • Alumni STEM is a FEM Membership for ladies over 22 years of age who’ve already accomplished this system and need to develop their information by turning into mentors to new members and persevering with their progress in STEM.
  • STEM is FEM Lecturers’ Platform for STEM academics trying to enhance their competencies, enrich their programs with digital and delicate expertise and obtain mentoring assist.

As Sergey Tokarev and Elizaveta Korenko be aware, in the meanwhile the principle focus of the challenge crew is on guaranteeing the steady functioning of all three communities, organizing common occasions and offering ladies with a variety of academic and profession alternatives.