“Our words have a profound impact on our daughters. They take their cues from us. Parents can inadvertently reinforce gender stereotypes and undermine self-confidence with their words and actions. Parents can also bolster girls’ self-confidence and empower them with their words and actions.”
Source: How to Raise a Self-Confident Girl, PBS.org
In the US today, only 14% of all engineers and 25% of all IT professionals are women. Though women make up 55% of all college and graduate students overall, only 18% of computer science graduates are female.
Source: Engineering the Future: GE’s Goal to Bridge The STEM Gender Gap By 2020, GE Reports