British Play Has a Message That’s Worth Repeating
A stage play being performed in Great Britain is proving to be an original and effective way to encourage women to pursue STEM careers.
“If Chloe Can” reveals stories of women who have achieved extraordinary success in the face of adversity, and highlights career options for school girls. In particular, the play inspires women to aim high and consider STEM careers that often aren’t associated with women.
After hearing about this innovative and creative way to approach motivating and engaging young women, Dow’s Vice President of Olympic Operations George Hamilton aided in a commitment from Dow to support “If Chloe Can” for four years, with the intention that the play be performed in locations near Dow sites. In April, the first performance took place at the King’s Lynn Academy, with an audience of young female students and a question-and-answer session featuring successful female role models including Dow employees Claire Harper and Heather Maclean.