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Diversified, Amazon Web Services Announce STEM for Her Day November 3

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Diversified is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to empower the next generation of women in technology at the upcoming STEM for Her Day event on Nov. 3, 2023. The event, hosted at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., will be a hands-on, experiential, conference-style day of all things STEM for 300 D.C. metro area female high school students.

“Elevating HER: Building the Future of Media & Entertainment with Amazon Web Services” This extended reality (XR) studio, brought to life with AWS and film and commercial production company 3500Kelvin, will allow event attendees to see and experience the innovative technology behind some of today’s blockbuster movies and digital media. Attendees will be able to experience a photorealistic virtual world created on three adjoining walls and see how the scene was created and can be modified using software.

“Diversified is proud to work with AWS as a leader supporting a new generation of women exploring and entering the STEM fields,” said Heather Best, senior program manager at Diversified. “Through this initiative, we’re not just introducing this particular group of young women to the magic of what’s possible but also demonstrating how their ideas and voices can shape the evolving technology landscape of media and entertainment.”

According to a 2020 World Bank Group report, women account for less than a third of the world’s workforce in technology-related fields. “At STEM For Her, we firmly believe in breaking stereotypes, defying expectations, and embracing endless STEM opportunities for young girls in this field and bridging the gender gap once and for all,” commented Cristine Gollayan, chairman of the board at STEM For Her.

“Joining forces with Diversified for STEM For Her Day embodies our strong commitment and true dedication to this cause.” Several of Diversified’s female engineers will be available on-site for mentoring conversations with students. Best and Calaigh Copland, who co-lead Project W.E., Diversified’s internal resource group dedicated to the engagement and development of women throughout the organization, will share personal stories of navigating a professional career in IT and the limitless potential ahead for women in STEM.

Mac Jeffries, founder, head of experience and virtual production manager at 3500Kelvin, who helped create Diversified’s immersive exhibit, is also a strong supporter of women in tech. ”Collaborative events like STEM for Her Day are more than just showcases—they’re a commitment to the future,” said Jeffries. “We’re in it to ensure that these young minds get every opportunity to shine.”

Here are details of Diversified and its involvement in STEM for Her Day: https://stemforher.org/stemforherday2023

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