It’s a well-known fact that women are underrepresented in STEM fields - they make up only 28% of the STEM workforce in the U.S. - and our organization aims to shift that staggering statistic. But it’s about more than just STEM. By age six, girls began to lose confidence in their academic abilities. Rosie Riveters addresses both of these issues by building girls’ confidence via STEM projects that emphasize productive struggle. We provide a safe space to fail, and actively promote an environment where participants get things wrong before they get them right.
Rosie Riveters is on a mission to close the gender gap in the STEM workforce by inspiring girls from diverse backgrounds to engage in interactive, fun, and challenging programs. With a footprint that's reached over 15,000 participants across the U.S., including core programs in Northern VA, Norfolk, VA, Jacksonville, FL, and Tampa, FL, Rosie Riveters is making waves.
Focused on four key areas—Early Intervention, Innovative Programming, Continued Engagement, and Accessibility—the organization has designed tailored experiences that foster a growth mindset and build confidence through productive struggle.
From in-school plug-and-play modules for teachers to specialized STEM programs for military-connected children facilitated by military spouses, Rosie Riveters offers a wide range of accessible educational resources. Community Kits provide hands-on STEM experiences in convenient packages, while globally accessible digital resources feature a variety of projects and interviews to keep the curiosity alive. The results speak for themselves: 96% of participants enjoy the programs and 81% feel inspired to delve deeper into STEM fields. Rosie Riveters is not just a program; it's a movement to empower the next generation of women in STEM.