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Inspire Her Mind #InspireHerMind @MAKERSwomen @Verizon

Verizon is working with Makers.com and the Verizon Foundation to #InspireHerMind and encourage more girls to get involved with high-tech STEM fields.

“Our words can have a huge impact. Isn’t it time we told her she’s pretty brilliant, too? Encourage her love of science and technology and inspire her to change the world.”– Reshma Saujani, Founder of Girls Who Code

The United States has fallen significantly behind the rest of the world when it comes to the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Just as startling is that girls are even less involved in STEM majors and careers than their male counterparts, as women hold less than 25% of our country’s STEM jobs. Working together, let’s encourage more girls to get involved with STEM and choose careers that build a brighter future.

In addition to being the driving force behind programs that inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities, Reshma is a featured MAKER and an inspiration to girls everywhere. Join or start a Girls Who Code club in your community at http://girlswhocode.com/clubs or hear more from Reshma at http://www.makers.com/reshma-saujani.



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