Campbell, California, January 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Gathering), The Silicon Valley-based nonprofit today announced the completion of its fourth campaign with Arm, aimed at teaching girls ages 8-12 leadership and technical skills to help narrow STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) ) gender gap in ) sector.
As part of its ongoing partnership, more than 100 Arm employees volunteer their time and expertise to deliver award-winning courses including leadership, strategy, teamwork, entrepreneurship, creativity, computer coding and public speaking As well as business and other module planning and business promotion. The program’s goal is to equip girls to dream big and aspire to senior leadership roles in STEAM and business. To date, hundreds of girls have been positively impacted by this partnership.
The 2022 event will be held online with 72 girls participating, including 21 from underserved communities in the United States.Another 51 participants were the daughters of Arm employees from United States, U.K., Indiaand Colombia.
Pre- and post-event surveys showed that GLAM participants’ knowledge of STEAM and leadership subjects improved dramatically over the course of the program. Girls’ responses to these surveys showed a 130% surge in their knowledge and confidence in business presentations, as well as improvements in their confidence in public speaking and understanding of business plans.
GLAM participants prepared and presented 13 business plans, which were judged by dozens of Arm volunteers on elements such as strategy, value proposition, marketing plan, public speaking and business pitches.Four winners were selected and received $700 on price.
Several Arm volunteers participated in coding sessions with GLAM participants, and attendees took introductory and advanced coding sessions. Girls also have the opportunity to design their own vision board and submit a business pitch during the project. In the end, 85% of participants expressed an interest in continuing to learn more about coding.
“The confidence, expertise and enthusiasm the girls have developed through this GLAM event and developing their pitches has been outstanding,” said anna maran, Senior Manager, Community and Inclusion, Arm. “I know I speak for every Arm colleague involved in delivering GLAM when I say we are proud that Arm has played our part.”
GLAM Operations Director Margaret Sanchez Said: “This is the fourth GLAM program we have launched in partnership with the Arm. So far, Arm-sponsored programs have helped hundreds of girls gain valuable tools to succeed in senior leadership and entrepreneurial STEAM fields because There is still a significant gender gap in how they see themselves as leaders.”
GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Gathering) is a non-profit organization founded in Silicon Valley, california 2016 iTalent Digital CEO and founder Renée La Londe. It was born out of a desire to give girls from all socioeconomic backgrounds access to technology and be inspired by successful role models from an early age. The immersive business and leadership program is available in person or online and is always free to attendees, thanks to the generosity of partners and sponsors. To learn how you can get involved to help close the gender gap in STEAM, visit www.glam-readytolead.com.
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