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Women in stem fields

The National Girls Collaborative Project: Using Collaborative Tools to Increase Gender Equity in STEM

Women in stem fields

Women in STEM Fields

National girls collaborative project

National Girls Collaborative Project

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) brings together organizations that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


Current regional collaboratives

Current Regional Collaboratives

New Hampshire/Vermont

North Carolina

Pacific Northwest

(AK, HI, ID, MT, OR, WA)


Southern New England (MA, RI)



  • Connecticut

  • Florida

  • Great Lakes

    (IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

  • Kentucky

  • Maine

  • Mid-Atlantic

    (DC, DE,MD, VA)

  • Midwest

    (IL, KS, MO)


Ngcp project expansion

NGCP Project Expansion

Project goals

Project Goals

Maximize access to shared resources within projects and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls’ participation in STEM.

Strengthen capacity of existing and evolving projects by sharing promising practice research and program models, outcomes and products.

Use the leverage of a network or collaboration of individual girl-serving STEM programs to create the tipping point for gender equity in STEM.

Why collaborate

Why Collaborate?

Uncoordinated Services

Collaboration allows for the creation of a higher quality, more integrated experience.

Collaboration reduces isolation among STEM professionals.

Scarce Resources

Collaborative relationships increase access to scarce


Why collaborate1

Why Collaborate?

Increased Capacity

Collaboration strengthens relationships among organizations, increasing the potential for learning by sharing promising practices.

Organizations have

increased ability to

achieve important

outcomes and increase


Ways to share resources






Ways to Share Resources

Model components and activities

Model Components and Activities

Collaborative Leadership Teams

Collaborative Events: Conferences, Forums, and Webcasts

Program Directory

Project Web site

E- Newsletter

Incentives to Collaborate: Mini-Grant Funding

National and Regional Champions Boards

Voices from the field collaboration in action

Voices from the Field: Collaboration in Action

Are you ready to collaborate

Are You Ready to Collaborate?

Best practices in successful collaboration




Best Practices in Successful Collaboration

Best practices in successful collaboration1

Best Practices in Successful Collaboration


Reflect on past collaborations and the characteristics of successful or ineffective collaborations.

Create a quick summary of your program services you can easily share when you first meet potential collaborators.

Best practices in successful collaboration2

Best Practices in Successful Collaboration


Identify your program/institutional strengths and challenges.

Identify the program/institutional resources you have to offer.

Identify your program/institutional needs.

Best practices in successful collaboration3

Best Practices in Successful Collaboration


Find the “home” of your audience who can benefit from your research findings/program products and services.

Identify assistance or guides that can help you.

Best practices in successful collaboration4

Best Practices in Successful Collaboration


Be flexible and patient.

Allow for organizational diversity.

Best practices in successful collaboration5

Best Practices in Successful Collaboration


Create a positive relationship based on mutual trust.

Create a collaboration agreement or action plan.



Collaboration Guide


Program Directory


Mini-Grant Schedule


Archived Webcasts


Receive the NGCP E-newsletter


Contact information

Contact Information

Amy Foster

National Program Manager


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