Welcome to Social Innovation in STEMTM.
Authenticity, emotional intelligence, and creativity should be encouraged and taught in STEM education.
We are a studio and marketplace exclusively for women interested in STEM careers and entrepreneurship. We are specifically designed to nurture and bring out girls’ and women’s creative sides.
Here, science is social first. We are a community of STEM Education Advocates who want to bring a sense of calm and ease to the advocacy work of STEM education. We operate at the interface of science and social. We know the hard work of mastering STEM content knowledge but we are intuitive and social at our core and usually exhibit an affinity towards the affective dimension of life more so than the cognitive dimension.
We are characterized as having high EQ with formal training in a STEM discipline. We have tacit social knowledge and can use it to help others, especially women, successfully navigate STEM education and professional workspaces. We exist to bring a sense of serenity and simplicity to the work of increasing diversity and inclusion across innovation sectors.
We have an asset and appreciative inquiry approach to solving problems. We believe that everyone has something good to offer and that with our innovative multiplier affect, we can increase intellectual and social assets. Our approach is simple. We focus on the good that is already there and do the necessary work to reveal more of it.
As the creators of Social Innovation in STEM, our plan is to attract bright entrepreneurial souls to the education space. We want to dedicate most of our effort towards enhancing the experiences of girls and women in STEM.
Men who desire to advocate for women in STEM, we don’t want you to feel left out. The reason is that you too have a vested interest in seeing your wives, daughters, nieces, and mentees prosper in the STEM enterprise.
A deliberate emphasis is being placed on messaging to disrupt the immediate and often automatic deficit paradigms evoked for many girls and women when they reflect on their experiences in STEM or as soon as they hear words like science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
We’ve not given our studio and marketplace a name yet. We are working on it. In the meantime, if you have immediate questions about Social Innovation in STEM, Ask Angelicque.