Virginia Hall, Director for Operation and Research, Actua, Canada.
Virginia Hall is Director for Operations and Research at Actua, a national not-for-profit organization in Canada that supports the development and delivery of hands-on programs that inspire youth in science, engineering and technology. Each year, Actua's network of member organizations reaches over 200,000 young Canadians (ages 6-17) through summer day camps, school workshops and community outreach activities.
Virginia Hall spoke about engaging Girls and the critical importance of all-girl programs in STEM at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013. Actua is Canada's largest youth science, technology, engineering and math outreach organization annually engaging over 225,000 youth each year in 500 communities across Canada. Actua has operated a successful National Girls Program for fifteen years offering all-girl camps, workshops and mentorship. This session will highlight Actua's approach, major learnings and impact to date.