Lorraine Dodero STEM Goes Red For Girls Scholarship

A Future in Science and Medicine


Cleveland is home to important medical institutions.

But there is a shortage of women leading the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (often referred to collectively as STEM) here and elsewhere in the United States.
 
In fact, only 3% of women with STEM bachelor’s degrees work in STEM fields after graduating. And women account for just for 34% of practicing physicians and 38% of medical researchers in the U.S.

As cardiovascular disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of women, ensuring more women are at the forefront STEM solutions has never been more critical. 

Enter Cleveland philanthropist Lorraine Dodero. A dedicated volunteer leader of the American Heart Association, she is passionate about helping young girls pursue their goals in STEM fields. 

When Dodero learned about an opportunity to create a scholarship in connection with the local STEM Goes Red for Girls movement, she jumped at the chance.  

Today, thanks to Dodero, five girls a year are getting the opportunity to pursue STEM fields in college. 

Dodero is a visionary leader in the community who is helping develop a robust pipeline of innovators. “These young minds,” she says, “could develop the research, technology and discoveries that someday eliminate heart disease and stroke and ensure health equity in our communities.”

Read more about the STEM Goes Red for Girls Scholarship Award