Cybermentor, University of Calgary
Cybermentor is an online mentorship program that matches girls age 11-18 with successful female role models who work or study in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) fields. Due to the unique online e-mentoring model, Cybermentor is able to reach girls from underserved populations including girls who live in rural and remote areas, and Indigenous girls. Cybermentor also provides free hands-on STEAM workshops led by experts to girls and youth across Alberta with classrooms, libraries, and partnered organizations. Cybermentor is expanding capacity to address the gaps in representation of folks with diverse identities and experiences in STEAM education programs and careers; to address this need, we are launching a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.