10.5 Stories from the Field: Why We Need to Empower Girls in STEM

When 14-year-old Gigi grows up, she’s debating between becoming an architect and a scientist. While she has grand ambitions, there aren’t a lot of toys out there to help engage her in science, technology and math. Worse, she feels that a lot of the toys out there are facilitating the idea that girls are meant to be pretty while it’s the boys who are meant to be smart.

 

Ouch.

 

Luckily there is starting to be a revolution in the toy aisle designed to engage girls in these topics. Pink Think’s new bracelet that teaches girls to code is one of the new products hitting the market to re-engage girls in these topics.

 

Hear why Gigi thinks this bracelet teaches girls that, “ You can be smart and not just pretty.”

 


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Tweetable Moments

  • “I would work hard to get it right. While it may seem hard and scary, once you try it’s not as scary.”
  • “It’s showing girls they can be stylish while using their brains.”

 

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