June 18, 2014
Wednesday
Jun 18
2014

ADVISORY: “From STEM to Success: A No Ceilings Conversation” with Chelsea Clinton

Press Release

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
UPDATED “From STEM to Success: A No Ceilings Conversation” with Chelsea Clinton
Event to Feature Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, Danielle Feinberg Director of Photography at Pixar Animation Studios and audience polling via Bing Pulse

NEW YORK, NY – Tomorrow, Monday, June 23rd, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will host From STEM to Success: A No Ceilings Conversation – the fourth in a series of live and virtual dialogues designed to hear directly from girls, women, men and boys about how to support and expand opportunities for women and girls globally. Joined by Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, Danielle Feinberg a Director of Photography at Pixar Animation Studios and moderated by Kari Byron, Co-Host of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, From STEM to Success: A No Ceilings Conversation will bring together middle and high school aged girls with women in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) careers to talk about how a STEM-based education can lead to a successful career.

Students from Denver Public Schools, Urban Advantage Science Camp and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Teen Science Scholars among other groups will join women in STEM-related professions from the Denver area who are using their STEM background in diverse careers from city planning and building construction to medical labs and technology development. The conversation, powered by Microsoft, will be streamed online to allow people around the world to join the dialogue remotely, asking questions via digital platforms. Bing Pulse, Microsoft’s polling and audience engagement technology, will be used to ask five multiple choice polling questions about STEM education and employment, and the answers from the in-person and virtual audience will be shared live to spark discussion. The event will take place at the planetarium in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado.

This conversation series is part of the Clinton Foundation’s initiative, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which seeks to advance the full participation of women and girls around the world. These conversations will be used to shape and inform the work of the initiative, which is focused on making an evidence based case for full participation. Prior No Ceilings conversations have addressed the progress and challenges on issues related to girls, education, and the workforce.

WHAT:              From STEM to Success: A No Ceilings Conversation

WHO:               Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
                        Debbie Sterling, Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox
                        Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography, Pixar Animation Studios
                        Kari Byron, Co-Host of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters

WHEN:             Monday, June 23rd, 2014
                        Event: 9:30am – 11:00am MT
                        Pre-set: 8:30am – 9:00am MT

WHERE:           Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Planetarium
                        2001 Colorado Blvd
                        Denver, CO

Press must RSVP for this event here: http://www.clintonfoundation.org/our-work/no-ceilings-full-participation-project/stem-success-press-rsvp

The event will be webcast live here: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/conversation

Video footage will be available after the event on the Clinton Foundation’s YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/clintonfoundationorg

To follow the conversation and/or submit questions use #NoCeilings on  TwitterFacebook or Instagram

About the Clinton Foundation
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.  Because of our work, 20,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; 28,000 farmers in Malawi have improved their incomes by more than 500 percent; 248 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced in cities worldwide; more than 5,000 people have been trained in marketable job skills in Colombia; 8.2 million people have access to lifesaving HIV/AIDS medications; $200 million in strategic investments have been made, impacting the health of 75 million people in the U.S.; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative have made nearly 2,800 Commitments to Action to improve more than 430 million lives around the world.

Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.

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