Role Model Training and Resources
The Importance Of Role Models
It’s amazing to hear a girl say, “I want to be the next Sally Ride. Or the next Jane Goodall or Anita Borg." By connecting with a role model, the aspirations of a young student become real, concrete and achievable.
Our role model program connects students with women working in the fields of science, technology and engineering. Fame isn’t a prerequisite to volunteering as a role model, just a willingness to share your story, letting girls hear firsthand what it’s like to have a career in the field of science, technology or engineering, and what it takes to get there.
Role Model Resources
Role Models Matter Project
The Role Models Matter Project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a collaborative effort between Techbridge, the Society of Women Engineers, the National Girls Collaborative Project and Girl Scout Councils to bring resources to role models and girl-serving organizations.
Guide and Toolkit
With funding and support from Google, our role model guide provides suggestions and guidance on planning successful classroom visits and worksite field trips. The supplementary toolkit provides resources including sample hands-on activities, icebreaker activities, and agendas.
Role Model Trainings
Techbridge offers role model trainings to help plan and prepare volunteers for their outreach with girls. Trainings are held at Techbridge offices or on-site at corporate campuses, universities, or partner sites. Workshops include:
- Tips and practical advice for connecting and communicating meaningfully with young girls and inspiring them in STEM careers
- Ideas for icebreakers and hands-on projects
- Follow up
Contact us to set up a workshop.
Techbridge offers trainings, curriculum, and consulting to organizations interested in partnering with us in our mission to advance girls in science, technology and engineering.
Contact us for more information.