The Connected Women at Gannett Fleming™ employee resource group won the Champion Award at the inaugural Women of Impact: Celebrating Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Awards Luncheon in Harrisburg on Sept. 12.
“The gender gap in STEM fields persists and will take more than 100 years to correct on its own. So, it’s up to schools and corporations to make their cultures more inclusive and help right this wrong,” said Bob Scaer, Gannett Fleming chairman and CEO. “I’m grateful to the Whitaker Center for recognizing companies that are supporting the advancement of women in our industry and honored that we are the first recipient of the Champion Award!”
This inaugural event benefits the Whitaker Center’s Girls in STEM Initiative, which in the first five years has engaged more than 3,000 young girls in STEM-related activities that empower them to know they are strong enough to change the world.
"We're very excited about the incredible response we've had to our inaugural Women in STEM Awards Luncheon," said Michele Holloway, vice president of development at the Whitaker Center. "We are proud to honor the outstanding women in our region who are forging the STEM path for girls everywhere."