According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, women comprise 48 percent of the U.S. workforce but just 24 percent of workers in STEM fields. Half as many women work in STEM jobs as would be expected if gender representation in STEM professions mirrored the overall workforce.
Lilani Wealth Management believes in empowering women and supports causes that help with their advancement. And what better way to support our future leaders than by lending a helping hand to the bright, motivated and hard working young individuals in our community? Our firm provides a scholarship to a female high school senior headed to college to study Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, and is driven and determined to make a significant impact in those fields. Based on an essay, their overall academic status and leadership skills exhibited in community involvement, the recipients are: