Statistics continue to show girls are not embracing careers in technology, despite an increasing need for skilled professionals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields in the nation. Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) promotes academic achievement in all girls in sixth to twelfth grade in the Delaware Valley and introduces them to the idea of potentially having a future in technology.
On March 15, Phoenixville Area Middle School, Phoenixville, Pa., will host the 14 annual GETT event, giving 450 girls and 150 parents insight on exciting careers in STEM. GETT is presented by the Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG), an industry partnership with the Chester County Economic Development Council. This free, informational event allows attendees to learn about fulfilling careers in technology through workshops and speeches from female role models and professionals in STEM careers.
CFS Clinical began supporting GETT in 2012 by volunteering at the event and donating prizes. This year CFS is an event sponsor, and Holly Leslie, director of financial operations at CFS, is scheduled to speak. “Less than 25% of STEM jobs are held by women, and GETT seeks to change that,” said Leslie.
In the fall of 2013, DrugDev acquired CFS Clinical and together they create global, standardized processes to promote collaboration among sponsors, CROs and sites in finding, engaging and paying investigators involved in clinical trials. Innovative solutions include study feasibility, site identification, site contracting, essential document management and investigator payments.