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On stage, at work or in sports, a "Playbook" describes strategies to follow to reach new goals.
The changed 21st century demonstrates significant shortcomings in preparing teens, especially young women, for the opportunities in STE@M that this century offers.
Sharing their career-changing challenges, discoveries, actions and results, the young women of STEM prove that using knowledge of software or technology, engineering, art or math is required in almost all fields the new workplace demands.
Set aside endless graphs and tedious analytics. Instead, reflect upon the inspirational words and imagery painted by powerful young women whose experiences foretell success at a time of great workplace change.
The storytellers, successful pioneers in the new world of work, have written this beautifully illustrated book to – and for – teens. Their powerful words will inspire the courageous, offer staying power to the ambitious and daring to those who have been held-back by misplaced fear the STEM word sometime evokes.
For example, you’ll meet a young woman from a poor family whose parents did not encourage thoughts of college and whose greatest ambition throughout much of her high school years was to paint pictures on a pier in San Francisco. A teacher inspired her, mentored her and encouraged her to explore the connections between science, art and life. She began to see other options for her life. Unfortunately, life-changing challenges in her family interfered with her new-found ambitions.
How did this young woman overcome life’s trials and find a new direction filled with adventure, travel and exciting work? How did she become one of our real-life models for today’s teens? Well…for those answers, you will have to read the rest of her story. It’s in the book!