Candace Mueller

Vice President, Global Communications, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Area of Expertise
Marketing and Communications and Leadership Skills

Why you're passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM
The world has become increasingly dependent on STEM careers, particularly technology, so it's critical that we encourage and inspire the next generation of leaders. As a working mother, I'm passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM because I want my daughter to have a well-rounded education and equal opportunity for advancement in a society that doesn't tend to promote females in these types of roles. Unfortunately, young girls and women are underrepresented in STEM fields. We need to show them that they are extremely capable if introduced to STEM subjects early on and that they can be important, contributing members of a more innovative and economically competitive world.

Your advice for little kids (girls) to be successful
Be brave and never give up.