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Despite decades of progress towards workplace equality, women remain underrepresented in the STEM workforce. Many women exit STEM careers due to culture, bias, and a lack of advancement opportunities. With the right tools, training, and support, women can not only thrive in these fields but become mentors and leaders driving the future of their organizations.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology powers the STEM-UP Network, a community of professional women in STEM that prepares women with real-world strategies and relationships that support development and advancement within STEM careers.

FOX-43 and CBS-21 recently interviewed Dr. Bilita Mattes, HU Provost, and Executive Director of the STEM-UP Network, about the organization and how it supports STEM women in higher education including students, faculty, and early-career professionals.

Watch the segments here:


STEM-UP Network provides professional women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with tried-and-true real-world strategies and relationships that support our ability to flourish, prosper and advance personally and in our careers.  Our growing network provides access to leadership development and mentoring programs, networking events and other opportunities for collaboration and connection at the local, regional, national, and international levels – all designed to support and develop current and future women professionals in STEM.


Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private nonprofit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717-901-5146 or email, Follow on Twitter (@HarrisburgU) and Facebook (