Feb. 11 is the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, serving as a global day of awareness around the importance of gender equality in science-based fields.
A higher representation of women in STEM careers means a larger, more enriched pool of talented people who can help solve the world’s most challenging problems through innovation. In fact, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science sits as one of the main inspirations for Garrett’s first-ever, STEM Month throughout February (STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
To recognize the occasion, Garrett team members around the world attended special, internal panel discussions featuring Garrett women engineers and leaders as they discussed how every employee can help improve female-focused STEM engagement throughout the communities in which Garrett serves.
Garrett R&D centers are also opening their doors to female engineers and students for discussions around industry-related technologies and career paths.
“Diversity is incredibly important in all fields, but particularly STEM,” says Tracey, a Garrett engineer. “It’s about having a truly balanced and collaborative group. If a team of all the same people compete against a team of completely diverse and different people, the diverse group will always be the more successful. One style does not suit every challenge and we must draw from our diversity to accomplish the big goals ahead.”
In recognition of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Garrett’s Pune, India team hosted nearly 40 local university engineering students to highlight the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers and education.
Along with learning about Garrett technologies, they met employees willing to provide mentorship opportunities.