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Women In STEM, the White House Wants to Hear Your Stories!

And we do too, by the by.

womeninstemOf the many reasons why STEM fields aren’t traditionally dominated by women, perceived lack of relevant role models might be the easiest to fix. After all, it’s not like incredible female scientists haven’t already made significant achievements in their fields (heck, just look at Ada Lovelace or Sally Ride); more often, they’re just not given the credit they deserve. But now for the good news: the White House is looking to boost the signal of women in STEM to remind all genders of the incredible women past and present working in science, tech, engineering, and math!

The White House invites you to read the untold stories of #WomeninSTEM and share your own experiences as a reminder to young people of the achievements women are capable of:

You don’t have to be a Nobel Prize winner to inspire someone to pursue a career in science and technology. There are millions more untold stories of women who have broken down barriers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math — and accounting for the rich history of women’s contributions in these fields is going to take all of us telling them. Maybe it’s a former teacher. Maybe it’s your grandmother. Maybe it’s you.

What do you think? Could the White House’s renewed interest in promoting Women in STEM help dispel some misconceptions about gender barriers in the workforce? Will this campaign do anything to help rectify traditionally sexist and dismissive work environments? Let us know in the comments below!

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