Like “Hyperlinked,” Netflix’s “Project MC2,” PBS’s “SciGirls,” Amazon Prime’s “AnneDroids” and Sprout TV’s “Dot’ also aim to show girls that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can be cool.
“Hyperlinked” producer Brindak Blake told CNN “STEM should be an everyday thing for girls.”
“We want to provide these kind of positive role models that are relatable to middle school and younger or older elementary school girls,” she said. “We want to empower them.”
That means characters who like to code and develop apps as much as they like to talk about boys or hang out with their friends.
Experts have pointed to gender stereotypes and bias to partially explain why fewer women pursue STEM careers.
Kimberly Bryant is the founder of “Black Girls Code” and serves as an adviser on “Hyperlinked.”
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