Growing our nation’s economy to its full potential means ensuring that no innovator or entrepreneur is left behind. Despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, women currently hold only 27% of STEM jobs. This means educating the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in STEM is key. At this #WEWednesday event, a panel of successful women entrepreneurs shared their inspiring stories, offered tips for aspiring business owners, and answered your entrepreneurship questions. Panel topics included the importance of STEM education for girls and young women, how to mentor the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs, and the challenges and opportunities of being an entrepreneur. The event was livestreamed from Delaware’s Hagley Museum and Library, a non-profit organization in Wilmington and the state’s first Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, with a sprawling collection of nearly 5,000 historic patent models.