Women’s History Month, Part 1

Women’s History Month is a great time to encourage girls to consider careers in STEM. Seeing women who work in science and engineering inspires and motivates girls because it's easier for them to identify with female role models who have interests and backgrounds similar to their own. However, getting girls to consider STEM careers needs to overcome not only gender stereotypes they share about scientists and engineers, but also the social pressure they face in middle and high school. They need to see cool, smart women in STEM jobs in order to visualize themselves in these careers.

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Created 2014.03.13


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