WomanVation is a chrome extension that creates the background page of new tabs or windows to be the “Woman of the Day.” This background offers a woman in the STEM field and what she does. The Woman of the Day can range from historical figures to every day students, and maybe even your best friend!
WomanVation focuses on empowering young women in STEM by showing them all the other talented women who have succeeded in the field. According to AAUW (American Association of University Women), girls do just as well as boys do in school work, but girls lose confidence as they advance through the grades. A key reason for this loss of confidence is the stereotype that portrays boys as more gifted in the sciences. There are many women in STEM who go unnoticed and need to be recognized. This recognition will bring light to the many leaders that young women should be looking up to.