The Collaborative was created in 2008 by a group of individuals and representatives from the nonprofit, university, and museum world who are united by their commitment to advocate for girls' participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


The Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative is committed to increasing young women’s participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by creating programs that spark their interest and expand their knowledge of the multifaceted careers in these disciplines. The Collabora-tive seeks to make a greater impact by leveraging and sharing their resources. They collectively develop and implement programs that offer young women opportunities to learn about current research, interact with female role models, and access STEM information and resources. Through these efforts, the Collaborative hopes to encourage more young women to pursue STEM careers.