Empower House is a San Antonio-based organization that is devoted to creating an atmosphere of motivation and mutual support for university women pursuing their degrees in STEM-related fields. Through its Empower Youth program, the organization provides networking, service and leadership opportunities for its members, as well as creating chances for young people to explore their world, accomplish their goals and motivate their peers. The organization focuses on the needs of women and girls, but welcomes all genders to take part in their program. Empower House works in the community to raise awareness about family violence, as well as to facilitate access to education, health care, and available resources.
They use skill development and well-being workshops to empower women with the knowledge, skills and a supportive community to make informed decisions for themselves and their families. Joining forces with other Future Ready partners, San Antonio Metro Health and United Way, Empower House is committed to helping women realize their full potential. The Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) is another organization that focuses on empowering women in STEM fields. GSSWT defends girls as they pursue their passions and forge their future. By supporting girls and amplifying their voices, GSSWT gives them the opportunity to discover a life full of self-confidence, adventure and achievement.
Through morning labs in 4 major STEM fields, and evening research projects relevant to real-world research such as wind energy engineering, biochemistry of the human body, robotics, and more, GSSWT helps students prepare for success in life, university and career in an ever-changing local, regional and global environment. MiniGems is a camp in San Antonio for high school girls that focuses especially on autonomous terrestrial, aerial and underwater robots. SEMI also believes in developing students' passion for STEM careers in their youth and in maintaining their interest throughout high school, high school and college. The goal of the program is to increase the number of young women interested in STEM fields, especially in engineering and computer programming. Go Red For Women is another organization that works towards promoting gender equality and youth development. As president of Go Red For Women, Yanity is passionate about the cause and looks forward to making a special guest appearance at the conference to promote the cause and enjoy the incredible collection of talented women, all under one roof. The National Student Information Center recently released a report that revealed some worrying data that are reflected in the number of women in STEM-related fields.
To combat this issue, organizations such as NGCP are dedicated to bringing organizations together to maximize STEM resources for school counselors which they can share with female students. The YWCA advocates for, and provides thriving salaries for female child care workers who are disproportionately women of color. On October 18th there will be an important event for both San Antonio's young women and San Antonio's women leaders in STEM fields. This event will awaken passion, commitment and hope in the women of San Antonio for years to come. SEMI engages underserved districts across the San Antonio metro area to inspire underrepresented students in STEM and motivate them to become the next generation of STEM students and leaders. Empower House, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT), MiniGems Camps, Go Red For Women, National Student Information Center (NSIC), NGCP (National Girls Collaborative Project) and YWCA are just some of the organizations that are dedicated to empowering women in STEM fields in San Antonio.
These organizations provide resources such as networking opportunities, skill development workshops, research projects related to real-world research topics such as wind energy engineering or biochemistry of the human body; as well as events that bring together both young women and female leaders from different backgrounds. These organizations are working hard towards creating an environment where young women can feel safe while pursuing their passions in STEM fields. By providing resources such as mentorship programs or access to education they are helping young women realize their full potential.