Invite guest speakers to introduce students to the varied professions and people in computer science, especially to encourage girls to see themselves taking up STEM careers.

  • A large variety of speakers can help students find their niche in the field as well as provide them with potential mentors for their future work in computer science.
    • Whether in person or over Skype of Google chat, break the stereotype of who works in STEM!
    • It makes a huge impact when students see role models who look like them, dance like them, like TV like they do, and have families.
    • Fab Fems directory is a great way to connect girls with real STEM professionals. There are also great videos of women in STEM talking about themselves outside their work life.
  • Guest speakers also show students that real people, not merely stereotypes, are involved in computer science!