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Cassie Morei is a senior robotics technician for Boston Dynamics. She shares her experience entering the field and encourages more women to join. From Builtin:

Since 1990, the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce has grown 79 percent, with the field slated to increase another 13 percent by 2027. Despite such astronomical growth, women remain a minority in the field. A report by the National Girls Collaborative Project found that women account for a modest 28 percent of the workforce in science and engineering roles. In robotics specifically, that number is even smaller: just 19 percent of robotics engineers are female.

If I could impart some wisdom to my younger self — or young women like me — it would be to not undervalue the skills and the pure grit you have to offer. A long, impressive résumé is important in some cases, but often skills such as critical thinking, communication and delegation outweigh what’s on paper.

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