Broadcom Foundation Executive Director Paula Golden was recently given a nod by the Professional Women in Advocacy (PWIA) conference for her work in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) advocacy and project-based learning at the state level.
Last month she was included among an esteemed group of women honorees for her work in influencing state education policy and programs through the annual Broadcom MASTERS™ (Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars) science and engineering competition for middle school students, which wrapped up last year.
“Non-profits have tremendous power to be catalysts for dynamic social change,” said Paula. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the Professional Women in Advocacy, and I’m proud to be part of a great company that has supported bringing thrill of discovery back into the learning process for our young students.”
An attorney and former teacher with more than 30 years of STEM policy development and advocacy experience, Golden has championed the Broadcom MASTERS science fair and engineering competition to inspire middle school students to stay with science and math into high school. Now in its third year, the foundation’s flagship educational program reaches more than 100,000 students across the nation and was expanded internationally in 2012.
Golden was given an honorable mention in the State Issue Campaign category by PWIA. The category winners were Amber Harding and Marta Beresin, of the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.
The PWIA conference, held in Washington, D.C. last month, recognizes women throughout the nation for their contributions toward teaching, inspiring and elevating women working in government relations, public affairs, communications, political action committees, grassroots organizations and community activism.