Girl Up Bootcamp

Are you passionate about pay equity in STEM? Want to learn more about the gender pay gap and increase your financial literacy? Join us at this STEM Bootcamp to participate in group discussions and analyze data to identify contributing factors to the gender pay gap in STEM. We will brainstorm STEM-centered solutions, learn how to apply for a $500 STEM grant, and hear from a panel of women in STEM.

Giving girls and women equal opportunities to pursue — and thrive in — STEM careers helps narrow the gender pay gap, enhances girls and women’s economic security and ensures a diverse and talented STEM workforce and prevents biases in these fields and the products and services they produce.

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Young Professionals Connect

Join Play Like a Girl's Young Professionals Network for a special workshop series to kick off Women's History Month, March 11th.

This free event is specially designed to get young professionals from all industries and sectors across Nashville and the nation connected, motivated and skilled to take on the new rules for careers and professional development in a post-COVID world. YP Connect precedes a month-long celebration of women and gender equality, and sets the foundation for the Play Like a Girl Women's Leadership Summit taking place on March 19.

The YP Connect lineup includes:

  • Landing a Job in a Pandemic featuring Dr. Hamaria Crockett, Executive Leadership Coach, Korn Ferry

Dr. Hamaria will offer expert tips on leveraging your network and will share the different ways you can keep your resume fresh while seeking new employment in this pandemic. She will also share tips for nailing virtual job interviews, as well as useful strategies to use during a job search.

  • Staying Connected While Six Feet Apart featuring Shannen Stewart, CEO, Heels & Handshakes

Shannen will help you strategize and plan how best to network during the pandemic. She will discuss Zoom fatigue, digital business cards, sliding into the DMs the right way—and the power of the follow up.

Kate Wilke

Kate is a certified meditation and yoga teacher based in Nashville. She teaches breath, visualization, and reflection meditation, and she is known for her feel-good yoga flows and her passion for alignment and arm balances. Kate leads yoga retreats and offers online workshops where she connects deeper with her students. You can find her @meditatekate on Instagram or visit her website,

More workshop topics and speakers TBA. Please check back, and invite your friends and colleagues.

STEM+ Academy 2019

Play Like a Girl's STEM+ Academy is a one-of-a-kind STEM field trip program specially designed for 8th and 9th grade girls residing in Nashville, Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. STEM+ Academy exposes students to positive female role models in a variety of STEM fields; engages them in hand-on STEM activities; and, offers confidence-building opportunities that help girls to develop leadership skills for the workplace.

Register here! FREE and open to the public. Meals and refreshments included. Parents are invited to attend the Tesla event. All others are drop-in events; pick-up time is 15 minutes prior to end time. A signed Consent & Waiver Form must be submitted for each student.

Registered but had a change of plans? Please be sure to login and cancel your registration at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled trip. To volunteer, please contact [email protected].

Summer 2019 Series:

May 30 | Sustainable Energy - Tesla
Thursday, May 30, 6-7:30 PM
Tesla, 1641 Westgate Circle, Brentwood
Students will:

  • Tour the Tesla facility and test drive an electric car
  • Hear from female STEM professionals at Tesla
  • Learn about physics and engineering concepts
  • Build a balloon-powered car to take home

June 6 | Robotics - Bridgestone Tires
Thursday, June 6, 10 AM-1 PM
Bridgestone Tires, 1201 Bridgestone Parkway, La Vergne
Students will:

  • Tour the Bridgestone Tire Plant
  • Meet female STEM professionals at Bridgestone Americas
  • Learn about the use of robotics in the tire industry
  • Build their own motorized tin can robot

June 14 | Science of Baseball - First Tennessee Park
Friday, June 14, 10 AM-1 PM
First Tennessee Park, 19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville
Students will:

  • Go behind the scenes at First Tennessee Park
  • Be inspired by female STEM professionals in baseball
  • Get hands-on experience in technology, nutrition and more
  • Improve their game in an on-field skills clinic with the pros
  • Enjoy a free Sounds game and fireworks (7:15 PM)
  • Compete to win a trip to Silicon Valley (CA) for all-girls STEM Hackathon (July 17-19)!

June 28 | Emergency Medicine - TriStar Skyline Medical Center
Friday, June 28, 10 AM-1 PM
TriStar Skyline Medical Center, 3441 Dickerson Pike, Nashville
Students will:

  • Tour a Level II Trauma Center
  • Be inspired by female leaders in medicine
  • Learn about exciting careers in trauma and emergency medicine
  • Get hands-on training in a life-saving blood emergency protocol, Stop the Bleed

July 25 | Physics of Ice Hockey - Ford Ice Center
Thursday, July 25, 3-5 PM
Ford Ice Center, 5264 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch, TN
Students will:

  • Be inspired by leading woen in hockey
  • Learn about friction, momentum and the law of equal and opposite reactions
  • Get a free on-ice skating lesson with the Predators Kids on Ice program