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"Leading by example has profound impact that is difficult to measure. When younger STEM professionals see women in executive positions and hear their stories, they are more likely to remain in STEM related fields. They see examples of how other women have faced challenges, turned problems into opportunities, and managed their own development to find fulfillment  in their careers. Our events provide the forum for leaders to share their experiences and learn from each other."

Lori A. Palmer, Co-Chair, Inspiring Women in STEM

Recruiting and retaining women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce are important goals for Delaware and the nation as the demand for skilled STEM works is high and expected to grow.


The earning potential for these careers is particularly significant for female workers, as women in STEM fields in the US earn 33% more than those in other industries, and typically experience a smaller wage gap relative to men. 


Gender diversity in STEM fields increases workplace performance as well. Studies have shown that more diverse and inclusive teams consistently produce more accurate and successful solutions to complex situations.

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Lori A. Palmer,     Co-Chair of Inspiring Women in STEM with US Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton

​IWSTEM Conferences & Professional Development


Inspiring Women in STEM Conferences are professional development and networking events designed to encourage, support and inspire women involved in all aspects of STEM in their professional lives, including industrial and government scientists and engineers, academic researchers, STEM educators, college students and entrepreneurs.


At the annual IWSTEM conferences, over 300 attendees from more than 70 organizations take part in featured presentations, workshops, panel discussions and audience exercises on a variety of issues facing women in the STEM industries. Topics that underpin the skill building nature of our program include effective leadership, strategic career moves, communication to get results and understanding motivations. The Inspiring Women in STEM Conference is presented by the Delaware BioScience Association and the Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance.


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