When: March 24 - April 25
Where: In-Person and Via Zoom
L.A.U.N.C.H. Spring 2023 Cohort hosted by Fortyx80, in partnership with the Pittsburgh Technology Council
The L.A.U.N.C.H. program transforms the natural curiosity of high school girls, in grades 10 and 11, into a voice of leadership in the STEM industry. Through our comprehensive program, high school girls will gain insight into their leadership style and be equipped with the confidence to pursue a successful career path in STEM. Through their engagement, our participants experience growth as leaders and exit the program prepared to create positive changes in their chosen career path.
"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." ~ Audre Lorde
Who Should Apply: 10th and 11th Grade Girls interested in gaining career and leadership skills in the world of STEM.
SPRING 2023 COHORT: *ALL PARTS OF L.A.U.N.C.H. ARE MANDATORY COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM.
Due date to apply: February 28
Chosen Participants Announced: March 2
Retreat: Point Park Rowland School of Business | Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center | West Penn Hall Room 106, 14 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
March 24: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
March 25: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Virtual Meetings via ZoomApril 4, 2023: 7:00-8:30 PM April 11, 2023: 7:00-8:30 PM April 18, 2023: 7:00-8:30 PM April 25, 2023: 7:00-8:30 PM
Field Trip/Job Shadow: Pittsburgh Technical College, 1111 McKee Rd, Oakdale, PA 15071April 15, 2023: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Final Celebration, In-Person: Alloy 26, Nova PlaceMay 17, 2023, 5:00-7:00 PM
L.A.U.N.C.H. APPLICATION Spring 2023
As a female professional working in a STEM organization, we invite you to mentor these young women and encourage them to secure an active role in the future of STEM. Your commitment can be anywhere from 2-7 hours of volunteer time per cohort, spread out over 10 weeks, depending on your level of involvement.
A female working in a STEM organization can be a:
• Panelist during our opening retreat: “Female Leaders in STEM”
• Mentor to 3 young women for a Saturday afternoon, 30 minutes each
• Virtual Project advisor in the final week of the program
Our young women ladies of L.A.U.N.C.H. have the opportunity to work with female leaders in STEM from the following companies:
Allegheny County Airport Authority
DICKS Sporting Goods
For questions - Marie Pelloni, firstname.lastname@example.org