Join to encourage more women in STEM.
More women with STEM qualifications, particularly those from disadvantaged and underrepresented communities, would affect employment rates, economic growth, and fulfill the demand for skills needed by companies that is currently outpacing supply.
Yet teens often struggle to imagine what life might be like after university–at the very time they are making third level qualification choices.
Teen-Turn provides girls the opportunity to experience what a career in STEM could be.
While corporate social responsibility is now more of a priority for organizations, competitive advantage need not be divorced from engagement plans if the strategy includes a social value proposition that provides a return on the investment.
Teen-Turn’s approach is ethical and tactical in that we aim to contribute to a talent pool from which companies can hire.
And while evaluating outreach with respect to commercial opportunity may seem to challenge ethical ideology, workplace diversity is not only compelling from a corporate social responsibility standpoint, there is also a pressing case for the resultant productivity and adaptability.
Companies contributing to Teen-Turn activities participate in a program that will generate future hires who are skilled and representative of the population as a whole by influencing third level qualification choices by young women from diverse backgrounds.
Investment in workplace diversity is good economic sense and socially responsible, with variety of skills, creativity in multiple viewpoints, and breadth of service proven advantages.