Paula Golden, President, Broadcom Foundation

Paula Golden is President of the Broadcom Foundation, which advances science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) worldwide.  Paula initiates innovative programs at universities, non-profits, and non-government organizations (NGOs) that create equitable access to STEM education, close the STEM education gap for young women and the underserved, and ensure that young people are STEM literate with the necessary skills to attain 21st century STEM careers.

Paula spearheads the foundation’s signature programs that include the Broadcom MASTERS® and Broadcom MASTERS® International, world-renowned middle school science and engineering competitions that inspire middle school students to continue their studies in math and science as they enter high school, enabling them to become the scientists, engineers, and innovators of the future.

She also drives Broadcom Presents: Design_CODE_Build in partnership with Silicon Valley’s Computer History Museum to promote algebra as a prerequisite to computer coding.  The middle school program targets untapped talent among young women and the underserved.

Paula is a leader in the National STEM Funders Network and STEM Education Ecosystem Initiative that creates collaborations among formal and informal STEM educators throughout the United States.

Paula earned her B.A. in English and Education from Wellesley College and her J.D. cum laude from New England School of Law where she later served as Assistant Dean and Instructor of Law.  An Emmy finalist and TedX presenter, Paula’s achievements were recently honored by the University of California, Irvine (UCI) where she received UCI’s Ingenuity Award for her contributions to promoting inclusion, equality, and access to STEM education.