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Our Voices, Our Future

Speak Out Sisterhood

a global network elevating youth to eradicate barriers to equality for women in STEM

Our Vision

In the U.S. alone, 55% of girls are afraid to be leaders and 57% don’t believe they’re smart enough for their dream career. Coupled with the distressing knowledge that only 33% of women STEM graduates actually enter a STEM career, it is imperative that young women are equipped with the skills and strength to shatter stigmas in STEM. That’s our mission at Speak Out Sisterhood, a global network elevating youth to eradicate barriers to equality for women in STEM.

What sets us apart is our unique emphasis on empowering young people to take tangible action to eliminate injustices and discrimination in the STEM workplace, an approach that not only paves the way for equal opportunity of advancement for women in STEM careers but also empowers college women to become confident changemakers as they pursue their own STEM careers. Diversity in STEM is crucial to innovation and societal advancement, and young women must be supported and exposed to women role models in a mentorship relationship in order to build the self-confidence essential for success in STEM.


Our Founder

Aynsley Szczesniak (she/her) is a proactive STEMinist and youth visionary empowering women in STEM to shatter the glass ceiling. She's also the Bob and Janitta Carithers Honors Carolina Scholar at UNC Chapel Hill, the Student STEM Programs Chair of the Association for Women in Science - North Carolina, and the Founder and State Lead of Million Women Mentors North Carolina. Aynsley is an enthusiastic, motivated team player with a passion for learning and building connections, and an aspiring physician eager to explore endocrinology, women's health, and menstrual health.​

Meet the Team

Aynsley is honored to work alongside a team of phenomenal women who are working towards the same goal: empowering young women in STEM. Read more about them below!

Our Values






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