Inspiring Future Leaders

With the Inspiring Future Leaders giving initiative, we support programs that develop the next generation's innovative, diverse and talented STEM workforce to drive economic growth and community success.

Inspiring Future Leaders

SDG&E invests in programs that advance K-16 STEM education and leadership development in historically underrepresented communities.

Through our signature projects, including SDG&E’s #BeThatGirl mentorship program, we aim to ensure that every student has equitable access to a bright future.
  • SDG&E’s CEO-led #BeThatGirl employee engagement program pairs women STEM and trade professionals with community mentorship opportunities. In 2021, more than 100 #BeThatGirl participants engaged in community events.
  • In 2021, SDG&E provided funding to launch chapters for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at CSU San Marcos to support diversity in STEM education and careers.
  • Since 2017, SDG&E has contributed more than $1.4 million in matching funds through to help teachers bring STEM or anti-racism educational projects to the classroom.


SDG&E Mentors Inspire Girls in STEM

To encourage girls’ interest in STEM careers at an early age, SDG&E’s #BeThatGirl initiative offers mentorship opportunities by STEM and trade professionals for schools and non-profits in our communities.

Led by SDG&E CEO Caroline Winn, #BeThatGirl mentors — including women SDG&E employees with careers in engineering, meteorology, finance, biology, environmental science, computer science and other STEM fields — share their personal journeys and how STEM skills have shaped their lives. SDG&E role models are inspiring a future generation to #BeThatGirl in STEM.