Esty's STEM Advisory Meets About Women In Industry
Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has met with her STEM Advisory Board to lay out the priorities for this year. Esty convened the board in 2015 in an effort to grow STEM training and industries.
Esty says STEM industries in Connecticut are still not totally efficient, partly due to the gender gap. She says many Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields are still dominated by men. But, the Democrat from Connecticut’s fifth House district says that could all change.
In February, President Donald Trump signed into law two of Esty’s bills, both of which encourage women to enter into STEM careers and become entrepreneurs.
“I found about this through my work with the STEM advisory board about the difficulty women have had in getting financing, in having the networks and being supported in making that leap to commercialization,” Esty said.
This is the second time the STEM Advisory Board has met this year.