CEO Chelsea Kaufman attended the Expanding Your Horizons of San Diego 2018 Conference and gave the closing keynote speech. The conference took place on March 10th, 2018.
This unique opportunity allowed for girls in grades 6 through 10 to interact with engaging workshops in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) led by San Diego's top scientists, engineers, and specialists.
Held at the University of San Diego Campus, this conference brought over 80 parents and 400 girls and has become an important community event. The focus is to build support for STEM education and to foster the next generation of female STEM leaders.
Chelsea wanted to use her keynote speech as a way to provide mentorship and insight to the parents of these young women during the Closing Plenary Session. "The important thing is not learning the newest or hottest technologies" she stated. "The real opportunity lies in encouraging our children to love learning, to be curious, to be passionate about problem-solving, and to make mistakes! These traits will help them succeed in a field that is consistently changing."
Visit the website for Expanding Youth Horizons of San Diego to see how they are helping young women achieve their dreams in STEM careers.