Casey Curry, alliantgroup’s Director of Corporate Citizenship, was at the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s (GHWCC) Houston Mayoral Forum with 3rd grade girls from Woodson Elementary as the girls made the opening statement for the fourm. The third graders are part of STEAM Town USA, an afterschool program that focuses on exposing underserved third grade girls to education and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. The Mayoral Forum was hosted by GHWCC, Houston Public Media and Houston Rotary Clubs.
Women continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers. Many attribute part of the issue on the fact that many young girls simply do not see themselves in a STEM career when they grow up. That is why alliantgroup has partnered with the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce (GHWCC) on STEAM Town USA.
GHWCC is a nonprofit organization of influential women and leaders in the Houston area who are dedicated to advancing and empowering women in the workforce. This includes education and networking events for professionals and programs for young girls like STEAM Town USA.
The program has graduated some great future leaders and the current STEAM Town class from Woodson Elementary are no exception. The girls were excited to get involved in the democratic process and were thrilled to meet and talk with candidates Sylvester Turner, Tony Buzbee and Bill King.
“These young ladies are amazing! When eight year old Miracle was asked by Mayor Turner what she wants to be when she grows up, she said ‘Mayor, like you!’” -Casey Curry