Power tools, Community and More Featured at the WOW’s Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace
Located on the Promenade of the Columbus Center, one of the first event guests will experience at WOW – Women of the World Festival Baltimore (WOW) is the Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace. In the nearly 800 square foot space, the Makerspace will invite WOW festival goers to work together as a community and build useable furniture. Learn how to use everything from basic tools such as hammers and nails to advanced power tools. The community build takes place throughout the day.
Festival goers will use different Stanley Black & Decker tools to help build picnic tables. At the conclusion of WOW, the tables will be donated to the Girl Scouts of America and Notre Dame of Maryland University to serve as a reminder for the commitment WOW-Baltimore has brought to serving the Baltimore community for years to come.
Stanley Black & Decker is proud to be a mainstay of the WOW-Baltimore Festival as the company continues its focus on women in trade and STEM. Over the past decade, STEM education has become a point of emphasis across the nation, especially for women and girls. While women make up 47 percent of the workforce, they are only about 24 percent of STEM jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce (2017). About 14 percent of engineers are female (U.S. Department of Labor, 2015). In years to come with STEM education at the forefront, those gaps look to decrease.
Stanley Black & Decker hosts a Women’s Network that celebrates women within the organization and promotes women’s advancement within their company. At the Makerspace, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about their various tools used for the build and the company’s own makerspace located at Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Tools & Storage headquarters in Towson, MD.
The SBD Makerspace will be open rain or shine from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Promenade and will be open to all, with some age restrictions. Tickets are still available to purchase at wow-baltimore.org