City Councilwoman Brandy Williams is among an impressive group of women hoping to inspire girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Williams, a civil engineer, will speak at the Giving Girls Roots in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math conference today at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
“The object of this program is to spur girls’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), where girls are typically underrepresented and which promise the best opportunities for economic self-sufficiency when the girls pursue their degrees and enter the workforce,” according to STEM’s website.
“Last year’s participants overwhelmingly commented they want a career that requires a math or science background,” the website states.
According to ushispanics.com, other panelists include:
Mirenda Bruke, information systems technology consultant serving as manager of projects for Verizon Business, Wells Fargo, Hewlett Packard, and IBM.
Brigadier General Dana Capozzella, assistant adjutant general of the Army National Guard and commander of the Colorado National Guard. Capozzella works as a compliance officer and operations manager at Cascade Investment Group.
Silvia Jonasson, quality engineer at Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics, Inc.
Lt. Col. Jennifer Reeves, deputy commander, 50th Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base.
The panel will be moderated by Queen Brown, owner of Queen E. Brown & Associates Management Consultants. Brown also is an adjunct mathematics professor at the University of Phoenix
City Council President Pro Tem Jan Martin will also be at the conference.
She will present a proclamation to Rosemary Pierce, executive director of the Women’s Resource Agency for the International Day of the Girl.