Last night’s Miss Universe pageant featured several women with education and professional experience in the STEM field. While the presence of women in STEM has grown over the past few years, many still feel that women remain a minority. As more visible role models such as Miss Universe contestants declare their aspirations in science, tech, engineering, mathematics and other traditionally male-dominated industries, more and more opportunities open up for women.
At Modis, we’re no stranger to brilliant pageant women – Modis colleague and Miss Nebraska Amanda Reinert, recently competed in Mrs. America. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on some of the STEM role models in the Miss Universe pageant:
Anissa Blondin is a fourth-year business and engineering student at a university on the outskirts of Brussels.
Studying medicine since childhood, Aiday Issayeva graduated from Kazakh National Medical University. She now works as a doctor.
A strong believer in ambition, determination and knowledge, Saly Greige graduated with a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering two years ago.
With the help of scholarships, Mary Jean Lastimosa successfully completed courses in Computer Engineering.
The daughter of an engineer, Yulia Alipova dreamed of a high quality education as a little girl. She graduated from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 2013 with two degrees.
The Future of Women in STEM
As the face of STEM role models continues to change, programs like Hackbright Academy, the Women’s Coding Collective and The National Center for Women & Information Technology’s (NCWIT) Pacesetters Program are bringing more opportunities for women in tech than ever before.
Subsequently, the tech talent pool is changing and Modis is prepared to be a partner for businesses looking to add greater overall talent to their workforce as well as help women find IT careers with exceptional employers. Contact us today.