Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M.

Sylvia Global Media, Caltech & The Board of Equalization

The Program

Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M is a series of 5 unique female-focused presentations in a format similar to "TED TALKS." One talk per month beginning in 2014. Each talk will reaffirm the value of dreaming and inspire girls to pursue the highest levels of education associated with their aspirations in S.T.E.AM. This flier is provided as a sample to illustrate topics. Each 90 minute event would include:

  1. Highlighting the experiences of females associated with S.T.E.A.M.
  2. LIVE presentations from Hameetman Auditorium and locations throughout the state of California.
  3. Live simulcast to targeted domestic and international classrooms.
  4. Highlighting the experiences of female Caltech students and faculty members in S.T.E.A.M.
  5. Each one sharing their personal story of being a young girl and what ignited her interest in an area of science, technology, engineering, art and/or math.
  6. Each one sharing their current projects, how they began and where they are going with it.
  7. Q&A from the global audience.
  8. Highlighting a girl.
  9. 6th grade to high school from a California state school within the S.T.E.A.M. topic.
  10. Girls from an international classroom participating in the broadcast.
  11. Highlights a girl with a perceived disability who is excelling in S.T.E.A.M.
  12. Reaffirms the value of believing, dreaming and achieving regardless of what perceived limitations a girl may have.

LIVE From Caltech Hameetman Auditorium and Global Simulcast

Saturday, April 12th, 9am-1pm

Pasadena, CA

Pasadena, CA

LIVE from Caltech in Pasadena, California. LIVE simulcast in domestic and international classrooms and with affiliate partners such as the Las Vegas Cosmopolitan Hotel.

In partnership with leaders of the local military families, shelters, schools and refugee communities, girls will be invited to rotating venues in the districts of each BOE board member. Each of the five events offer unique, innovative, fun-filled 90-minutes presentations simulcast to other locations.

5 Part Series - Presentations by Girls in STEM+Art = S.T.E.A.M.

EXAMPLE ONLY - "TED Talk Format" - To build a powerful speaker program, seek out extraordinary voices in your local and global community who have a unique story or an unusual perspective -- and who can convey it in a dynamic way.

  • Local voices that few have heard before
  • Simulcast to specific schools within the state of California
  • Participating schools globally
  • People who can present their field in a new light
  • Perspectives that the global S.T.E.A.M. community may not have access to
  • Diverse demographics, ethnicities, backgrounds, subject matter

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California Board of Equalization

The board is made up of four directly elected members, each representing a district for four-year terms, along with the State Controller, who is elected on a statewide basis, serving as the fifth member. The current board members are:

BOE Request

Girls + STEM + Art = Girls Fly! with STEAM + Higher Education + BOE = Business = Jobs for California.

Purpose: Highlight women in business, associated with STEAM, who represent the four districts served by BOE throughout the State of California.

  • BOE to participate in this series of events where SGMN, as a for-profit co-sponsor, is partnered with Caltech, California Community Partners and other non-profit sponsors have booths or tables.
  • BOE to support Girls Fly! with STEAM by helping to defray the costs of the seminar and use of Caltech facilities.
  • BOE to assist in providing women speakers who represent the technology and cultural diversity of California.
  • BOE to create, print and distribute to the BOE network approved materials beneficial to the BOE Outreach Department.
  • BOE to include logos of for-profit cosponsor's company names or logos on event materials distributed by the BOE.


  • To bring underrepresented ethnic groups and business owners to the forefront in the area of STEAM.
  • To introduce the leadership associated with the BOE to an audience of business owners, students and global representatives.
  • Positive media message associated with the advancement of women, technology and business
  • Outreach to business owners.
  • Domestic and international influence associated with the State of California being business friendly.
  • Cross-generational influence associated with young entrepreneurs and business in California.
  • Private-public sector partnership associated with business education.
  • Multi-cultural and multi-lingual business education.

Five Topics. Five Compelling Females. STEM+Art = Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M.

Girls Fly! is an event hosted by SGMN to encouraging girls to own their power in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, otherwise known as STEM+Art = S.T.E.A.M. Perceptions can be limiting. For instance, girls interested in science and math may struggle against assumptions by teachers that push them instead toward English and liberal arts. Are girls really limited when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), or is the perception that they are the real barrier?


  1. Highlight women and girls, particularly of underrepresented ethnic groups, who are working in S.T.E.A.M.
  2. Increase awareness of Cosmopolitan Co-Stars along with Caltech women and girls.
  3. Re-image what is commonly associated with being a girl of Las Vegas.
  4. Reaffirm the necessity of each girl to believe in her dream and too excel in S.T.E.A.M. regardless of any internal or external obstacles.
  5. Introduce innovative women and girls to a global audience of philanthropist, business and technology investors who desire to expand the message and educational support of girls associated with Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M.
  6. Five topics. Five nations. Five Inspirational Stories.
  7. Stay connected. We would like to interview each Caltech participant on for extended details.
  8. Number of attendees on site, 147. Off-site, a minimum of 1,500 viewer participants.
  9. Ultimate success would lead to a five year partnership with Caltech placing Girls Fly! with S.T.E.A.M. on the annual calendar of Caltech global events.

Teen Girl Rebuilds Car from Scratch
Caltech Women in STEM Community Kick Off 2013
15-Yr-Old Kelvin Doe Wows M.I.T.


Our audience consist of domestic and international
  • College and high school students
  • Parents seeking information and resources to benefit their daughters
  • School age children
  • U.S.-based educators
  • Government Relations representatives - Economic Development officers from targeted international nations
  • Representatives for the Ministries of Education from Central and Latin America, Caribbean, Asia, Africa, Middle East and India.
  • Commissioner for Women and Girls
  • Military women associated with S.T.E.A.M.
  • Girls Scouts
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Girls and boys from refugee communities
  • Girls and boys in the foster care system
  • Girls and boys with disabilities
  • Military leaders associated with Pinnacle Five and all five branches of the U.S. military
  • Technology business leaders who are local and international.
  • Manufacturers and distributers of educational technology
  • Representatives of Google Women, Microsoft, Intel, Click 'N Kids, Singpoli
  • Philanthropist associated with Women Moving Millions
  • Corporate sponsors and partners

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