ADP Joins STEM Mentoring Initiative "Million Women Mentors"

         ADP Joins STEM Mentoring Initiative "Million Women Mentors"

Partnership Seeks to Engage More Than One Million Girls & Young Women in STEM
Education and Careers

PR Newswire

ROSELAND, N.J., Jan. 8, 2014

ROSELAND, N.J., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --ADP^®, a leading global provider
of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announced its sponsorship
and collaboration with the Million Women Mentors^® (MWM) initiative. MWM will
launchJan. 8,2014 during National Mentoring Month, in Washington, D.C. at
the National Press Club. The initiative will support the engagement ofone
million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) mentors – male and
female – to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women to
pursue and succeed in STEM degrees and careers.

"Encouraging young people, particularly young women, to consider STEM careers
is an important initiative that has significant social and economic benefits,
that is why ADP supports several higher learning institutions and non-profit
organizations that include this focus in their mission," said ADP President
and CEO Carlos Rodriguez. "Supporting the Million Women Mentors program is a
great opportunity for us to expand our efforts and we hope other companies
across the country will join us."

In the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs has been three times greater than
that of non-STEM jobs. Today 80% of the fastest growing occupations in the
United States depend on mastery of mathematics and knowledge and skills in
hard sciences. While women comprise 48% of the U.S. workforce, just 24% are
in STEM fields, a statistic that has held constant for nearly the last decade.
Even though 75% of all college students are women and students of color, they
represent only 45% of STEM degrees earned each year. Too many of these young
women begin in STEM programs but leave those degree paths despite their good
academic standing, often citing uncomfortable classroom experiences and
disconcerting climate. Even when women earn a STEM degree, they are less
likely than their male counterparts to work in a STEM field even though STEM
jobs pay more and have a lower wage gap: 92 cents on a dollar versus 75 cents
in other fields.*

One STEM initiative launched in 2013 by ADP's Cobalt division, which supplies
digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry, is "Girls Who Code."
Girls Who Code is an eight-week paid summer internship program for high school
girls who have studied Advanced Placement computer science. It offers a
highly-structured approach where two-girl teams are given a project to
complete along with a mentor to guide them. Other opportunities to interact
with Cobalt professionals to get advice, mentoring and career insights are
provided, particularly by women associates.

"Girls Who Code is a perfect fit with our diversity and inclusion goals at
ADP, as is Million Women Mentors," said Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity and
Corporate Social Responsibility officer at ADP. "It is programs like these
that will positively contribute to economic growth by empowering a significant
segment of the workforce and help us to attract and retain the next generation
of STEM talent among young women."

Million Women Mentors is a collective effort of more than 41 non-profit,
media, education and government industry partners and nine corporate
sponsors. During National Mentoring Month ADP will actively engage its
Executive Women In Leadership group, IT leaders across the company and ADP's
Regional Diversity Councils and Resource Groups, to bring awareness to the
issue of increasing girls in STEM and recruit mentors for the MWM initiative.


To become involved with Million Women Mentors you can find more information by
visiting http://www.millionwomenmentors.org.

*All statistics supplied by Million Women Mentors and STEMconnector

About ADP
With more than $11 billion in revenues and more than 60 years of experience,
ADP^® (NASDAQ: ADP) serves approximately 620,000 clients in more than 125
countries. As one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing
and Human Capital Management solutions, ADP offers a wide range of human
resource, payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration
solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and
legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ADP's easy-to-use
solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and
sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to
auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment
dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP, visit the
company's Web site at www.adp.com.

The ADP logo and ADP are registered trademarks of ADP, Inc. All other marks
are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2014 ADP, Inc.

About Million Women Mentors® (MWM)
Million Women Mentors® (MWM) is a collective national campaign and program
with the purpose of captivating one million mentors to link with one million
girls and young professionals for their STEM careers. Through its efforts MWM
works to showcase existing best practice and suggestions for the future.
Utilizing a technology portal built in three phases and developed in
collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services, MWM technology will enable
mentor services for the nation. The MWM website and program will launch
January 8, 2014. The program is a collective effort of founding partners
including 35 non-profits and major corporations and will also reach government
agencies. MWM is an initiative of STEMconnector®, a company which works
closely with corporations and other organizations to assist in corporate
development, corporate structure and smart STEM investments. Founding
sponsors include (as of 12-12): Accenture, Cisco, Sodexo, Tata Consultancy
Services, Walmart, Microsoft, ADP, GM, Adecco, Intellectual Ventures and UST
Global.

About STEMconnector®:
STEMconnector® is THE information resource and source of best practices – The
one-stop for Who's Doing What in STEM Education and STEM jobs.
STEMconnector®'s web site contains 6,500 profiles of stakeholders in STEM
Education. STEMconnector®'s purpose is to map STEM activity of organizations,
government, private sector, education, associations, diversity and women.
STEMconnector® works through collaboration with its members and partners.
Members are in all sectors. STEM Council meetings are offered three times a
year to members and these are business, government, education and non-profits.

Media Contact:

Dick Wolfe
ADP
(973) 974-7034 Office
(201) 396-5954 Mobile
Dick.Wolfe@adp.com

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