Happy #PiDay, and also #DressForSTEM! You will see female meteorologists across the country wearing purple today to encourage young women to pursue their dreams and go into STEM fields.
— Jennifer Watson (@JWatson_Wx) March 14, 2018
Dr. Greg Postel, Maria LaRosa, and Jennifer Watson
— Melissa Nord (@MelissaNordWx) March 14, 2018
— Amy Sweezey (@amysweezey) March 14, 2018
This is the third annual #DressForSTEM to bring awareness that there needs to be more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It started as a joint effort among female meteorologists and their passion to encourage young women to pursue higher education in STEM fields. In 2015 women held nearly half of all U.S. jobs, but only 24% of STEM jobs. Anyone can wear purple today in support of women in STEM!
Proud to be a scientist and a woman in a STEM career. And proudly wearing my purple today to support #DressForSTEM to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, math, and engineering fields! @GoodDayAtlanta pic.twitter.com/QudGWvOHmI
— Joanne Feldman FOX 5 (@JoanneFOX5) March 14, 2018
— Molly McCollum (@WXMolly) March 14, 2018
#DressforSTEM Wear purple to raise awareness for women in STEM careers (Kent missed the memo😂). I didn’t know I wanted to be a meteorologist until college, likely due to not seeing a female met on tv growing up. I’m honored to be the first female met @KFOR and @news5wcyb 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/DUWKcMjjrE
— Emily Sutton (@emilyrsutton) March 14, 2018
Each year this movement has grown larger and larger and it’s nice to see people are taking notice. Now that I have a daughter, #DressForSTEM means even more to me. I want young women of all ages to know they can pursue any career they want, including STEM fields. Hopefully this inspires young women to dream big and be fearless in pursuing their passions.