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TGIF! This week was filled with women and role models who are encouraging more young girls and women to pursue careers in STEM.

Check back at the end of each week for our Friday finds.

Here’s what we’re reading – June 29

  • Listen: Women In Tech: Is There A Wave Coming? by 1A radio. We loved this podcast that featured three women who are trying to #changetheratio for the gender gap in Silicon Valley. Hear what Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code; Natalia Oberti Noguera, founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels; and 16-year-old Amanda Southworth, founder, director, and programmer at Astra Labs have to say about the state of the gender divide in tech.
  • Read: ‘Robotics Engineer Barbie’ aims to encourage more girls to pursue STEM careers by Pavni Mittal for ABC News. Earlier this week, Mattel released a new “Robotics Engineer Barbie” geared towards engaging young girls in STEM. The doll’s design and games built to go with it were created with consultants from MIT – specifically, female engineers at MIT to ensure authenticity. What does that look like for a Barbie? Read on.
  • Read: Black Panther’s Letitia Wright joins drive to encourage girls in STEM subjects by Isabel Togoh for Press Association. Wright’s inspiring performance as Shuri in blockbuster Black Panther cemented her a role model for many young girls (and boys). Now, in partnership with Shell, she’s featured in a short film, “Engineering Real-life Heroes,” that showcases four female students preparing for the Shell Eco-Marathon competition.

What are you reading, watching, and listening to? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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