Nova High School at Milliman


Dear Milliman Team,

We thank you for sharing your day with our students who left inspired for their future.  First and foremost, thank you to Mr. Stephen White, CEO and Kathy Derby and all your amazing and strong women who served as important role models. Kathy Derby met us in the lobby and welcomed all of us with a big smile. 

The challenge activities provided a opportunity for students to choose their challenge from the following:  Coding in R, Gender Pay Gap, Risk Management and Pizza Challenge to name a few. Then they worked on the challenge with several staff with expertise which stretched students critical thinking skills, problem solving and presentation skills. The staff provided a baseline of content or taught a concept, then they took a deeper look at the challenge.

During the panel Q&A students had an opportunity to listen to the real challenges and successes they had in their respective fields before they came to Milliman and what brought them to Milliman. The time each person took to share their journey is going to have an impact for these women’s futures.

Nowadays, students have many choices in their educational and professional journeys, so this event provided some true and meaningful insights in their future options and also created an interest in math. Thanking you all, again!

After attending this event:


of girls/non-binary students are more interested in STEM


of girls/non-binary students want to investigate taking a STEM related course next semester


of girls/non-binary students want to study harder to attend college and further their education

Here is what the students enjoyed most:


I really enjoyed the challenges we had in separate groups. It was fun to talk and discuss the way that math and science are related to certain ideas relating to social justice topics (gender pay gap).”

–  12th grade


“I liked having all the presentations and hearing what everyone learned from this event.”

–  12th grade


Learning about the gender pay gap and people of color pay gap. That showed me how the real world is affected.”

–  10th grade


“The entire event was just everything! It was extremely empowering and uplifting. Representation is everything.”

–  11th grade


I enjoyed the public speaking about coding. This inspired me by showing me I can do math.”

–  10th grade


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