NEW YORK – February 10, 2015 – L’Oréal USA hosted the U.S. Department of State’s “Women in STEM Fields” International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) delegation on Friday, February 6th at its New York City headquarters for a discussion around the importance of advancing women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields worldwide. The group of 18 women scientific leaders from seventeen countries joined executives from the company to learn more about L’Oreal’s long-standing support for women scientists worldwide through its corporate philanthropy For Women in Science.
“Throughout the globe, women are achieving incredible advancements in STEM, but still only make up a fraction of the overall STEM workforce,” said Lauren Paige, Vice President Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives at L'Oréal USA. “At L’Oréal, we are proud of the fact that the majority of our scientists and innovators are women and are honored to discuss our commitment to advancing women in STEM careers with this esteemed group of international women scientists.”
The visit to L'Oréal USA is part of a State Department multi-regional project to examine women’s contributions to STEM through research and development, education and teaching, leadership, and public policy formation. L'Oréal was joined in the discussion by Leah Gutstadt, Senior Manager, Strategic Philanthropy at Time Warner Cable, to offer participants two perspectives on how companies are championing women in STEM.
The State Department IVLP program supports the United States’ global commitment to ensuring women and girls are at the center of development, especially in in the STEM fields. Specifically, the program seeks to illustrate policies, organizations and educational institutions that support the interest of women in STEM.
The L’Oréal For Women in Science program is a global program that rewards women scientists around the world at critical stages of their career. Since the program began in 1998, more than 2,200 scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized for their work in the field. Celebrating its twelfth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 55 post-doctoral women scientists more than $2 million in grants. Applications for the 2015 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship are currently being accepted through March 20, 2015. Additional information can be found at www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience.
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L'Oréal USA is the largest subsidiary of the L'Oréal Group, the worldwide leader in beauty. L'Oréal USA manages a portfolio of 28 iconic global beauty brands, including Clarisonic, Essie, Garnier, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Kérastase, Kiehl’s, Lancôme, L’Oréal Paris, Matrix, Maybelline New York, NYX, Redken, Soft-Sheen Carson, Urban Decay and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. In addition to its corporate headquarters in New York City, L'Oréal USA has research, manufacturing, distribution and retail facilities across thirteen other states including Arkansas, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Texas and Washington with a workforce of more than 10,000 employees. For more information, visit www.LorealUSA.com or follow on Twitter @LOrealUSA.