After launching the wildly successful #ItWasNeverADress campaign that touched women around the world, Scottsdale-based Axosoft wants to inspire the next generation of women to pursue the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) through a conference that will offer girls 12 to 17 valuable tools to take on the tech world and the challenges that surround it.
The team at the agile project management software company has worked with local schools and nonprofit organizations to select the 50 girls who will attend the #ItWasNeverADress STEAM conference July 18-19 at Axosoft headquarters. The sessions will feature renowned speakers and community leaders teaching cutting edge curriculum and hands-on, interactive workshops
The girls will leave the conference with a business plan and resources to go back into their schools and start a STEAM-focused club or organization, and help infuse STEAM into the curriculum at their schools. As #ItWasNeverADress ambassadors, they also will receive the support of an advisory board comprised of influential community leaders who will contact them quarterly to offer guidance.