Inspiring Curiosity from Early Childhood to Break Gender Stereotypes

Empowering Change: Women and Girls in STEM by National Girls Collaborative Project

Episode notes

In this episode, we explore the crucial role of early childhood experiences in shaping girls' interest and engagement in STEM. Our guest, Dr. Amanda Sullivan, an expert in early childhood development, shares insights on fostering curiosity, challenging gender stereotypes, and providing equal opportunities from a young age. She is the author of Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Childhood, a book exploring the various social, cultural, and psychological reasons behind persistent gender disparity in STEM fields. We will discuss the impact of early childhood experiences on long-term attitudes towards STEM and strategies to create an inclusive environment that encourages girls to explore and excel in STEM fields.

Guest: Amanda Sullivan, Ph.D, NGCP Senior Program Developer, Author

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