Rosie the Riveter- inspiring Women in STEM since 1942

Our organization is inspired by and named after Rosie the Riveter, the symbol of the women who stepped up and stepped in to take on previously male-dominated roles in factories and heavy industry when men left their jobs to fight in WWII.  While widespread cultural references encouraged women to undertake such work (a song, promotional film, an image by Norman Rockwell, etc.), it was artist J. Howard Miller’s representation of Rosie the Riveter on the “We Can Do It” poster he designed for the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company in 1942 that has become the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter and her can-do attitude.  As an organization, we aim to inspire girls to take a similar “We Can Do It” approach to STEM, and hope you will support girls in STEM by funding our modern adaptation of the symbol that, some argue, changed a generation.

Thanks to you, Rosie Riveters is able to give girls the opportunity to build hands-on, interactive projects, hear from real-world mentors, and learn what it means to have a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 


Rosie Riveters gift guide:

  • $20 funds one child to participate in a Rosie Riveters project.
  • $40 funds two children to participate in a Rosie Riveters project. 
  • $80 funds four children to participate in a Rosie Riveters project. 
  • $160 funds eight children to participate in a Rosie Riveters project. 
  • $240 funds the full cost of materials for an average Rosie Riveters project (funds 12 children).
  • $720  funds a full weeks worth of Rosie Riveters project materials  (three classes, funds 32 children). 
  • $2880 funds the project materials cost of our full four-week pilot program (funds 144 children).  

Rosie Riveters is a registered 501 c3. All donations are tax deductible.