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This is What a Scientist Looks Like! 

Women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  With men outnumbering women majoring in most STEM fields in college, the gender gaps are growing to relatively high numbers in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future like engineering.

The IF/THEN initiative is intended to inspire girls and young women to pursue STEM careers by exposing them to professionals that presents STEM as exciting and relatable as well as shift the cultural perceptions of who works in STEM.

Imagination Station was one of the museums who was selected as a recipient of a Gender Equity Grant from the Association of Science and Technology Centers and IF/THEN. Below are some inspiring videos and interviews from some of the women featured by IF/THEN ambassadors as well as some amazing STEM professionals from the Toledo area.

Connecting You to STEM Topics

IF/THEN®, an initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies also supports the development of programs and discussions that connect communities to STEM. Imagination Station is creating opportunities that tackle current STEM topics to promote learning and foster meaningful discussions.

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Women in STEM Video Library

Dr. Monica Rho

Director of Women's Sports Medicine

Teanyra Norwood

Health Outcomes Manager

Dana Bolles

Science Communication professional, NASA

Kellyn Lacour-Conant

Coastal Resources Scientist

Dr. Magan Lewis

Integrated Field Scientist

Wendy Miller

Manager of Application Care

Paulina Bourgeois

Development Engineer I, First Solar

Dr. J'Tia Hart

Nuclear Engineer

Dr. Julie Mirpuri


Myria Perez

Fossil Preparator

Clare Carson

Planning and Protection Engineer II

Dr. Danielle Twum

Field Support Scientist

Marquisa Horton

Director, Technical Operations & Construction

Angélica Vázquez-Ortega

Asst. Professor of Geochemistry

Sara Floyd

Senior Electroforming Lab Technician

Dr. Neha Murad

Mathematician and Computational Biologist

Dorothy Tovar

PhD Student, Stanford University

Dr. Arlyne Simon

Biomedical Engineer & Children's Author

Want to hear from more inspiring women about their careers in STEM?

Check out more videos from the IF/THEN collection or watch more from additional local STEM professionals!