The Asia Foundation has launched the STEM ConnectHER initiative as a pan-regional 'network-of-networks' to connect and support early-in-career women in STEM, by providing access to mentorship and professional development opportunities.
STEM ConnectHER is part of The Asia Foundation’s Future Skills Alliance - a broad coalition of partners from both the public and private sectors working together to deliver future skills at scale.
"I am hoping to connect mostly with women who have been in similar situations and have actionable advice for the stage of career that I am in.”
"Mentors dont necessarily have the answers, but they can help you find your own answers." - Amelia Rope
Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective ways to develop new skills and knowledge. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of an experienced mentor can provide you with a broad range of personal and professional benefits.
The STEM ConnectHER program is open to Supporting Partners and Member Organizations to participate - we look forward to working with all interested parties to connect early-in-career women to grow their STEM careers
TEX is the foundation platform that allows participants to find connect and share their experiences and expertise. Participants - both Mentors and Mentees, sign up and go through a quick on-boarding, build their profile, and are joined into the program(s). Next they can begin to find, connect, and share with the other Mentors and Mentees in the program to help them on their learning journey. Whether you are a Mentor or a Mentee click below to see more information and steps to get started.
Yes, the objective of the program is to remove barriers for women in STEM careers and enable their professional development within industries. Participant mentees will be women only - however for Mentors both women and men are welcome.