"Our organization was created with the concern that Black-American girls and young women are not choosing STEM related careers, and our passion is to change the narrative and fix this issue."
Our mission is to Educate, Elevate, and Empower girls ages 6-21 by offering exposure and representation to help them achieve their aspirations in life.
Our vision is to increase the presence of Black-American girls and young women in S.T.E.M. fields by providing career-based experience from industry skilled S.T.E.M. professionals.
Women make up 35% of the S.T.E.M. workforce, but less than 5% of the S.T.E.M. workforce are women of color.
The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2015 the percentage of women of color attending higher education institutions who earned S.T.E.M. degrees was:
Black Girls Do Engineering
Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation (BGDE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in June 2019. BGDE is a membership organization. Girls as early as 6 years old join into our program. Our BGDE license curriculum is the basis for our success rate.
Our organization was created to inspire and encourage Black-American girls ages 6 to 21 to consider and pursue S.T.E.M.-related careers by providing long-term support for that goal. Our organization goals are to provide access, awareness, and advocate for 2 million Black- American girls to choose science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M) careers by 2050.
Our current programs include the S.T.E.M Program includes these focus areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Coding, and Robotics; All Things Energy; Medical Program; Aerospace, Audio and Visual Production, and All Branches of Engineering. Other enrichment programs include Financial Literacy; Mentorship; Upskilling and College Preparatory.
Our collegiate level will focus on leadership development, life skills, interview preparation, mentorship, mastering a career fair, training, and understanding your career choice. Workshop and events will be offered.