Steering Women into “STEM” Careers

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(NBC News) A campaign to steer women into so-called “STEM” careers has taken off, but the age old problem of too few women in science, technology, engineering or math jobs persists.

The Ad Council, with backing from some of the country’s biggest businesses, has launched SheCanStem.com.

The campaign targets girls in elementary school.

“We know that women make up 50 percent of the college educated workforce, but they are only currently holding 25 percent of the STEM jobs,” notes The Ad Council’s Michelle Hillman.

They’re hoping the change underway will continue.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.