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Alliance for Girls mission is to produce picture books w/ tech themes for girls (4-8 yrs) showing girls as main characters in their own stories.
Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 06:30 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
XO Group, 195 Broadway


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<P>Join us for the kickoff event for the Alliance of Girls in STEM for 2014!</P>
<P>Thanks to the XO Group for graciously sponsoring our event</P>
<P>The Alliance for Girls in STEM has one mission:</P>
<P>To produce picture books with tech themes for girls from 4-8 years old that show girls as the main characters in their own stories.</P>
<P>If you search through Amazon or your local bookstore carefully you will see something peculiar: if the subject is STEM-related, almost all of the main characters in the stories are boys. It is so overwhelming that it seems almost normal, even though girls and boys show roughly equal interest levels in science and math at those young ages.</P>
<P>Can we reduce future gender disparity in tech by changing the images that young girls see today? That is what we aim to find out, one book at a time!</P>
<P>We'll provide an update on the exciting things we have planned for the Alliance for Girls in STEM in 2014, and even play a game or two. We'll also give you plenty of time to mix and mingle with others who also believe in this important cause.</P>
<P><STRONG>NB: Thanks again to XO Group for hosting this event. We couldn't have done it without you!</STRONG></P>
<P><EM><STRONG>About Alliance for Girls in STEM</STRONG>:</EM></P>
<P>The Alliance for Girls in STEM has one mission : to produce picture books with tech themes for girls ages 4-8 year old that show girls as the main characters in their own stories.</P>
<P>We are on <A TITLE="Meetup" HREF="" TARGET="_blank">Meetup</A>, <A HREF="">Facebook</A> , and <A HREF="">Twitter</A>!</P>
<P><STRONG><EM>About the XO Group Inc.</EM></STRONG></P>
<P>XO Group Inc. (the media and tech company behind brands such as The Knot, The Nest and The Bump) is on a mission to build innovative products that will continue to revolutionize how women think about, plan for & enjoy some of the most important moments in their lives. They are highly focused on building a user-centric, product focused, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun & entrepreneurial work culture.XO is building a ton of new stuff that is product focused and hits millions of users.</P>
<P>You can check out more of what they're up to on their tech blog: <A HREF=""></A></P>
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