Project founded by US Embassy in Poland (US Government). Other Partners: BOSCH, SIEMENS, IBM & SAP (duration of the project: June 2014-June 2015
The comprehensive project offering several solutions supporting creation of a female networking culture in the technological industry and the STEM area. The objective of the project is promotion of technical and scientific education and career in the technological industry and other STEM-related areas among young women. The project comprises 6 interconnected elements. These are: Mentoring Programme “Lean in High Tech”, virtual meetings “Inspiration Academy Girls go STEM!”, “offline” meetings in technological companies “Lean in STEM Technological Teatime”, internet networking platforms – lean-in-stem.pl and Active Circle – Lean in STEM POLAND, as well as a conference “Lean in STEM – girls in High-Tech industry”.
Inspiration for the program comes from an American book “Lean in” by Sheryl Sandberg, a Facebook executive. The book inspired a dynamic debate all over the world about barriers for female leadership careers in business environment dominated by men (mostly in the field of High-tech industry). One of the answers to the difficult situation of women in this area is encouragement to mutual support by women and creating a culture of female networking and mentoring