TOLEDO, OH – The American Heart Association is pleased to announce that Gina Beredo will chair Toledo STEM Goes Red for Girls. STEM Goes Red is the American Heart Association’s initiative to empower female middle school students to consider STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. Some of these students will become our next cardiologists, researchers, and scientists who can help end heart disease.
Gina Beredo is Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary with Owens Corning and has actively encouraged young women to pursue STEM fields for many years.
“I am excited to chair Toledo’s first in-person STEM Goes Red for Girls and to host it at Owens Corning’s world headquarters,” Ms. Beredo said, “I was heavily involved in Cleveland’s STEM Goes Red for Girls for the last five years and am thrilled to bring my passion in supporting girls in STEM to Toledo. I am grateful for Owens Corning’s support and commitment to help build a pipeline of diverse talent to innovate and close the gender and minority gaps that currently exist in STEM careers.”
On October 7, the Toledo STEM Goes Red experience will give local middle school girls the opportunity to come together and share in the exciting world of STEM through hands-on activities, hear from industry leaders, and engage their minds through STEM-related activities.
As a science-based organization, the American Heart Association recognizes the need to grow engagement in STEM disciplines to make life-saving breakthroughs in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
STEM Goes Red can change the impact of heart disease by inspiring young women and successful female leaders to create a platform for positive change as it relates to innovation, technology, health, and wellness in women. The STEM community in Northwest Ohio has an opportunity to help elevate tomorrow’s female leaders to drive groundbreaking innovation.
If you or your company would like to get involved, contact Elizabeth Lewis at Elizabeth.Lewis@Heart.org
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health, and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.