Washington, DC, -  On March 5, Melanie Stover, program manager, The Manufacturing Institute joined nearly 20 key women Senate and House leaders to celebrate the Million Women Mentors (MWM) movement at a celebratory luncheon in the Hart Senate Building.  The event recognized these U.S. Senators and Representatives as they work to advance the roles of girls and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and career development. Senate attendees included: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-LA), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). House attendees included: Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

The Manufacturing Institute was one of the first partners to join the Million Women Mentors initiative, supporting and inspiring young women to consider STEM careers.  The Institute recently partnered with the National Girls Collaborative Project to encourage STEP Award Honorees to serve as role models to current and next-generation female talent.

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