Symantec Partners with Global Fund for Women to Help Close Gender Gap in STEM

Symantec Partners with Global Fund for Women to Help Close Gender Gap in STEM

By Roxane Divol, Symantec's SVP and GM, Trust Services

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1:30pm

Throughout my career, I have considered myself a staunch advocate for women's rights and women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). I advocate for more women in STEM not just because I believe in the potential of the STEM and tech sectors to lift millions of women and their families around the world out of poverty and dependence, but also because I feel that diversity is fuel for our future. It’s an especially important topic today, given that women hold less than 25% of STEM jobs in the U.S. Without more women in STEM careers, we are missing out on untapped talent, differing points of view, and innovation that can make a real difference on both the culture and the bottom line, which is why I’m thrilled to be a part of Symantec’s latest partnership with Global Fund for Women.

We’re partnering with Global Fund for Women to launch a new global campaign and online multimedia project called IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology. IGNITE will feature five “galleries” to give voice to first-hand stories from diverse corners of the workplace, helping bring gender equity to the STEM field. The newest gallery called “LEADERS” draws attention to women’s experiences in the workplace, focusing on leadership, mentoring, entrepreneurship, and investment in STEM and information and communications technology (ICT) fields. Through this campaign, Global Fund for Women hopes to highlight that, with equal access and control to shape technology and science, women and girls bring unique and in-demand needs, experiences and perspectives to this sector. I am honored to be featured in this project and share my personal story, which you can check out here:

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