The GEMS Conference




Today, girls continue to encounter significant obstacles to their well-being and success, particularly around teen pregnancy, high school completion, body image, and preventing violence.

Too often, girls are overlooked and undervalued by the outside world. Yet, with Girls Inc. in their corner, girls boldly exclaim they are strong, prepared to finish school on time, healthy, and excited to take charge of their futures.

Each year hundreds of middle school girls are exposed to the professional world of science and engineering. With this critical support, girls seize opportunities and thrive.

10th Annual GEMS Conference

We invite you to consider sponsoring or presenting at our 10th Annual Girls Empowered by Math & Science (GEMS) Conference presented by Girls Inc. of SE Wisconsin in partnership with American Association of University Women, UW-Parkside, Racine Unified School District, Gateway Technical College, SC Johnson, and United Way of Racine County.

We are excited to host the conference at UW-Parkside for 450 7th and 8th grade Racine Unified School District (RUSD) students on Thursday January 12, 2023 from 9:00am-3:00pm. Students will enjoy a day long conference experiencing hands on STEM Education! The students will enjoy and in person or virtual campus tours, interact with a college student panel, be inspired by our guest speaker, engage in three STEM workshops and lunch.

Sponsorship will be dedicated to the successful endeavor of the 10th Annual GEMS Conference, enable ongoing STEM training for our Girls Inc. staff and volunteers, as well as, further improve the Girls Inc. impact across Southeast Wisconsin.

With you in her corner, over 450 girls will be exposed to a unique and educational experience unlike any other.