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Breaking the Glass

Addressing gender disparity in STEM

Breaking the Glass was founded to bridge the gap between underrepresented identities in STEM and address gender disparity in leadership. We partner with STEM organizations and communities to provide free personalized programming on women's career development, diversity and inclusion.

By increasing access to jobs and promotions for women in STEM, we will create a more diverse and successful community across the globe.

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Diverse network

Our network includes professionals of all races, color, religions, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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Influence and responsibility

Breaking The Glass helps the entire STEM community attract, retain, and promote more diverse hiring in positions of influence and opportunity.

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Want to get the lastly updates on Breaking The Glass? Join more than 4,000 Glass Breakers across the US!

Subscribe to receive our monthly newsletter and programming updates. Our monthly newsletters feature community updates, event announcements and insights on how to make STEM more equitable. Programming updates will be sent out on a weekly basis.

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Program opportunities

Glass Breakers will have the opportunity to learn and connect while improving their knowledge on career development, STEM talks and diversity and inclusion. Go to our events feed to learn more about our upcoming programming and opportunities.

Your benefits

  • Career advice
  • Networking introductions
  • Speaking opportunities
  • Mentorship
  • Learning opportunities
  • Access to roles

Types of programs

  • Monthly signature events
  • Career partnerships
  • Private events
  • Mentoring cohorts
  • Media campaigns
  • Volunteering
  • Fundraising

Higher diversity in STEM could create $470bn to $570bn in economic growth

28%

of the U.S. STEM workforce is made up of women, and men vastly outnumber women majoring in most STEM fields in college*

18%

of CIO or CTO roles were filled by women across all U.S. industries in 2019**

74%

of men’s median earnings in STEM industries was earned by women as of 2019**

Latest insights from Breaking the Glass

Break the bias: how we can empower more women in STEM
08 March 2022

Break the bias: how we can empower more women in STEM

Women in Tech founder discusses how bias against women in STEM fields can be countered by increasing levels of female participation.

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11 February 2022

Nine women leading the way in science and technology

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science with pioneers making a difference.

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13 September 2019

Driving the future of work through tech

How emerging technology is having a huge impact on the workplace and will benefit those who embrace it.

Get involved

Are you interested in getting more involved with Breaking The Glass? Let us know and one of our community leaders will get in touch with you.

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