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Women Pioneers at Capitol Hill Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders

With a grant from the STEM For Her Foundation, the ChangeMakers program provided girls multiple connections to career exploration via field trips to federal agencies in their own city–places our girls might not otherwise visit while learning from role models they might not otherwise meet. As part of the STEM For Her grant, Techbridge Girls from Brightwood Education Campus learned from women pioneers that they can change the world through the intersection of STEM and policy-making while on a tour of Capitol Hill.


Our girls had the opportunity to extensively tour the US Capitol Building that they see on the DC skyline every day an experience that allowed the girls to place themselves in the very rooms where historic decisions have been made. They also learned about the trailblazing scientific and architectural innovations that created this enduring monument. After meeting with Dr. Sarah Barber and Priyanka Hoogan (members of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the US House of Representatives), Heather Petruzzi (Patent Attorney at Wilmer Hale), and Kendra Ervin (Assistant Deputy Chief of Intellectual Property at the US Department of Justice), our girls felt inspired and empowered to generate new ideas for science and technology policies.


Thank you to our Role Models for bringing Techbridge Girls’ dreams to life at Capitol Hill and for their pioneering leadership in STEM! We are also grateful for the volunteers who participated in the Washington, D.C. Metro Inspire program kitting event on February 5th. Our girls are ready to face their bright futures, thanks to your investment in Techbridge Girls! Together, we celebrate your community service contribution and inspire our girls to follow your innovation during Women's History Month.



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