Limiting computer science to just technical things would be limiting it to people who are interested solely in those topics, which is dominated by the male population.
Don't underestimate your girly-girl and think she's so narrow minded that she won't be interested in science, math, technology, engineering, or pirates unless they are presented covered in pink. Give your girly-girl some credit and the opportunity to move beyond girl toys.
While it's become obvious that access to mentors increases a girl's chances of making it through college with a computer science degree, we need to do more to get girls interested in pursuing those degrees in the first place.
Who is responsible for helping women break down barriers? The answer is simple: We all are. As individuals, we can each take action in the workplace -- for example, by sponsoring other talented women, advocating on behalf of a worthy candidate and recommending her for a career opportunity.
Teenage girls are some of the most active users of mobile phones. But they don't see themselves as inventors of technology. They do not interact with mobile technology and think "I can build something better".
This is a story of how a one-woman run fashion startup helps one female tech entrepreneur on a global mission to bridge the digital divide for rural women in America.
The conversation about teen violence is one we should not shy away from. It's important. At the same time, one might ask, Why are we not upholding and making the videos of young teens who are doing the right thing go viral?
By nurturing and encouraging girls' early interest in STEM and making it fun for them, we can keep them engaged, help them perform better in school and ultimately, encourage them to pursue careers in STEM fields.
"I take inspiration every day from my fellow Smithies, all of whom are equally ambitious. They are an impressive (albeit sometimes intimidating) group of women, of which I am blessed to be a part."
The educational community is in a great position to help attract the next cohort of women idea makers who will make significant contributions to society, but future female STEM frontrunners still need preparation and support.
Dr. Paul Greengard used the entirety of his 2000 Nobel Prize winnings to establish the Pearl Meister Greengard (PMG) Prize, which spotlights the extraordinary achievements of women in science and hopefully inspires future generations of women in their pursuit of scientific careers.
Our unconscious mind drives 95 percent of our behaviors and decisions. It doesn't suddenly say, "Wow, this I is a business decision so I'll only use some logical business program to make a logical decision."
These experiences are way more than mere coincidence. As we're now learning, that voice or feeling in your gut is simply your unconscious mind, taking care of you.
The more we understand about our minds, the easier it becomes to step into our full potential. Our minds are designed for each and every one of us to create BIG potential!
If I could tell a slightly younger Henry -- and by transitive property, any high schooler in that audience -- one thing, I would remind him of the lesson my parents taught me.
"We beat out the ability of our children to dream."