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Improve the Red MenTe (women in STEM)

A microproject by Asociacion Ideas en Accion
Improve the Red MenTe (women in STEM)


Red MenTe, is a network for professional women, students of STEM careers, and women who are interested in these fields. Is currently working in Costa Rica as a National Network, launched by Ideas en Accion in 2015. Currently it has focused on the beneficiaries of the MenTe en Accion program, however, we would like to be able to provide support and new opportunities to women who are immersed in the area of science and technology and who are willing to join soon through a virtual platform.

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There is a significant lack of women in STEM which limits our possibilities and the generation of new ideas. Due to this, our main purpose is to help the decrement of the gender gap in STEM majors and work environments.


Through a virtual platform we pretend to make visible and connect women who are currently studying in these fields, professionals and young girls alumni from MenTe, providing the opportunity to share and learn from the experience of these outstanding professionals who are already having a positive impact in our region and in the world, through their contributions in the technology and science. We want to create a platform with stories, networking opportunities and more regional collaborations.

Long-Term Impact

In 2 years we have provided 2544 hours of training and leadership to women through MenTe en Accion, helped 1600+ students learn English through Duolingo en Accion and 57k+ people have watched our TEDxPVJoven talks, and we keep growing. | En solo 2 anos hemos brindado 2544 horas de capacitacion y liderazgo a mujeres a traves de MenTe en Accion, ayudado a +1600 estudiantes a aprender ingles a traves de Duolingo en Accion y +57k personas han visto las charlas de TEDxPVJoven, y seguimos creciendo.


Ideas en Accion Facebook page
Ideas en Accion Instagram account
MenTe en Accion website
TEDxPuraVidaJoven website

Organization Information

Asociacion Ideas en Accion

Location: San Jose - Costa Rica
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IdeasEnAccionCR
Project Leader:
Melissa Monge
San Jose, San Jose Costa Rica

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