High-Tech High Heels (HTHH) is a non-profit organization in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas. We believe the world will be a better place when there is a diverse, qualified workforce with more opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Having women represented equitably in STEM careers will not only increase innovation and make our nation more competitive, but will also have far-reaching global economic and societal benefits.
Our vision is to close the gender gap in STEM professions in the United States. Our mission is to increase the number of girls graduating from high school and entering a college-level degree program in STEM. Learn more about our mission and history.
We achieve our mission in two ways:
–We fund non-profit organizations that offer proven programs for educators and students that align with our mission. We have supported a variety of programs ranging from equity training and STEM career workshops for educators to physics camps for high school girls. We are open to all who are interested in preparing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM.
–We connect volunteer speakers from STEM-focused companies and organizations with opportunities to engage with and inspire students at local schools and events.
Click here to learn how you can support our mission.
For non-profits: We offer grants to support non-profit organizations and programs that align with our mission. Learn more about the programs we fund or how to apply for a grant.
For educators: You may be interested in implementing equity training or STEM career workshops in your school through our partner, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). Or, you may want to invite one of our volunteer speakers to your classroom about STEM careers or encourage your students to attend a summer physics camp. Explore the information about our programs and speakers bureau to learn more about the resources we offer educators and students.
For parents: Explore our programs and resources for information that can help you have inspiring discussions about STEM careers with your children, or learn about events that may be of interest to you, such as physics camps for girls.
For STEM professionals: Consider joining our speakers bureau and inspiring the next generation of young women in STEM.
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