Infosys Concludes 10-week ‘Girls in STEM’ Mentor Program in Houston

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The ‘Girls in STEM’ mentorship program, sponsored by bp and Infosys Foundation USA, recently completed its successful 10-week initiative designed to inspire middle school girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program engaged students from West Briar Middle School in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and several Alief middle schools, offering valuable insights and hands-on experiences.


During the program, employees from bp and Infosys volunteered their time to mentor the young participants on a weekly basis. The mentors shared their expertise, experiences, and passion for STEM fields, guiding the students through the Learning Blade platform to explore various STEM careers. Additionally, the participants were connected with the Million Women Mentors initiative, creating a supportive network of women in STEM.

To celebrate the program, a day-long event was held at the bp office in Houston. Over 100 girls had the chance to interact with young women engineers and computer scientists. The event featured exciting demonstrations, including robots, virtual reality experiences, and tower-building activities, creating a fun and interactive learning environment for the students.

“At bp, we want to represent the world around us and make a positive contribution to the societies and communities where we operate. We are thrilled to support the ‘Girls in STEM’ program in collaboration with Infosys Foundation USA to help inspire and encourage girls and young women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, and hopefully empower the next generation of female leaders in these important STEM fields.” said Salem Seyoum, business advisor, EVP innovation & engineering, bp.


“The Infosys Foundation USA is proud to collaborate with bp on this first-ever corporate collaboration ‘Girls in STEM’ program. By providing mentorship and hands-on experiences, we aim to ignite the passion for STEM among middle school girls and pave the way for their future success in these fields. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on closing the gender gap in STEM professions and awaken the future generation to the importance of digital skill building.” said Katherine Maloney, Executive Director, Infosys Foundation USA.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support from bp and Infosys Foundation USA in bringing the ‘Girls in STEM’ mentor program to our students. This initiative has provided our middle school girls with invaluable opportunities to explore STEM careers, engage with industry professionals, and envision a brighter future filled with endless possibilities. The impact of this program will undoubtedly inspire our students to pursue their passions and excel in STEM fields.” said Ms. Cherranda E.A. Smith, Houston Independent School District Community Relations Liaison.

The ‘Girls in STEM' mentor program has provided students with valuable insights into opportunities in technology while inspiring them to pursue their interests in STEM fields with confidence and determination. Many participants gave the program high ratings and expressed that they discovered careers they had not previously considered. With the support of bp and Infosys Foundation USA, the program’s positive impact will continue to influence these young future leaders in Houston and beyond.