Women@NEO is a group of women who work at NeoGenomics and are committed to elevating women in the workplace. In fact, women comprise 47% of manager level positions and above within the Neo organization.
Not unlike the Discover Clinical Lab Sciences Day happening at our Fort Myers, FL office next month, the Women@Neo employee resource group in our Aliso Viejo, CA office has an initiative to partner with the Girl Scouts of Orange County Council (GSOC). This initiative is headed by Lynn Warburton. One of the first activities we have partnered on is to assist Cadette Girl Scouts who are working to earn the Council’s Own badge called My STEM Life. To earn this badge, Cadette scouts must complete a series of requirements related to STEM education. One of the requirements can be fulfilled by an in-depth tour of a lab. Working with the council, Lynn and the Women@NEO group developed a program, debuting on Saturday, October 12, in which Cadette scouts receive information about what Neo does and an in-depth tour of our laboratory at NeoGenomics, helping the Cadettes satisfy a requirement for the My STEM Life badge.
This partnership not only encourages young minds within the community to seek careers in the sciences, but it also gives them firsthand experience of the workings of a professional laboratory.
Cadette scouts must register with GSOC prior to the day of the event. Additionally, the Women@NEO team has planned similar days in January and April of 2020.