Launched in 2016, the APEC Women in STEM initiative involves a range of activities, including an APEC-wide survey of initiatives aimed at strengthening the presence of women in STEM educational programs and careers. The framework that has emerged from this activity thus far encompasses four areas that impact future prospects for women and girls across the Asia-Pacific region: the Enabling Environment, Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship. Following the presentation of initial results at APEC’s Women and the Economy Forum, the final study will be shared later in the year as part of a workshop that engages high-level APEC government officials and private-sector representatives. The workshop will specifically address regional gaps and seek direct commitments toward increasing the representation of women and girls in STEM education and careers. A “STEM” camp, which focuses on STEM as well as the Arts, for adolescent girls will engage experts and private sector leaders to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders