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Our members can join and participate in small groups, or Communities. These groups are built around job functions and key areas. TAO STEAM’s mission is to unify Central Oregon’s women in STEAM community, with the vision of enabling Central Oregon’s women to reach their full STEAM potential. Our work supports the following goals:
Create paths for girls and women interested in STEAM careers
Establish a platform for connections, resources and opportunities
Enable ongoing education opportunities for career growth and prosperity
TAO STEAM is a community-based organization working together to unify Central Oregon’s STEAM community and tip the scale in favor of a gender-balanced future. We recognize the challenges faced by women in STEAM fields, and believe these can only be tackled by a gender-inclusive, collaborative approach. That’s why we look to partner and collaborate with the community, businesses, organizations and individuals to serve as a resource for learning, growth and outreach, for both women and Central Oregon as a whole.
Each Community is managed by volunteer-led committees that organize special events, projects and outreach. Our TAO STEAM committee consists of thought leaders from the public, private, nonprofit and academic sectors.
Maggie Hubbell, Agency Revolution
Luann Abrams - Founders Pad
Kerri Fry - Redhawk Network Security
Veronica Grace - The Gunter Group
Reese Mercer - Five Talent
Zilaida Salgueiro - Locals Compass
Tanya Hayden - Bend Research
Whitney Swander - Central OR Stem Hub
Cari Baldwin - Greenfig University