change the world

6. Show girls that what they want out of their careers can be achieved through STEM. Showing girls that they can change the world and help people through STEM, while also making a good salary, will help make STEM more of a priority for girls as they begin to think about and narrow down their college majors and career choices. Girls need more exposure to and understanding of what STEM careers entail to see that some of the ways of work they are already interested in—such as designing technologies, asking questions, and solving problems are the foundations of many STEM professions.

Generation STEM: What Girls Say about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math