This post was written in partnership with Green Works and Collectively.
My daughter is a creator. She is an inventor. She is an artist. She loves learning how things work. I can remember when she was a little girl, some of her favorite books to check out at the library were Science Experiment books. She always loved to find out exactly what made things tick and work. She truly is a STEM type of girl.
My daughter is an inspiration to me because she has dreams that are big and huge- and she is not going to let anything stand in the way of those dreams, even when people tell her that it will probably not happen.
I tell her all the time that I love watching her take on life and how she embraces every challenge that is presented to her. She is truly what this world needs when it comes to showing young women how to stand up and fight for their dreams and passions.
Her story inspires me like the ones I learned about recently when I participated in an inspiring Twitter chat that was organized by Green Works in partnership with the AAUW. The topic: Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
It’s an important conversation, because only one in every 1,000 girls will grow up to become a scientist— and that statistic has to change.
With that in mind, Green Works has partnered with AAUW to help more girls grow up and realize their #naturalpotential in the field of science.
Now — while my daughter is not in the field of science, she is still an inventor and creator, and I want her to understand and know that she can reach her dreams and potential if she just keeps striving at her goal — and so do these other young girls in the STEM field.
It’s high time that us women and young ladies show the world what we are made of!
So how do we get our daughters on board? The AAUW has some great ideas on how to get girls interested in STEM.
Want to learn more about the Green Works initiative? Check out this video!
In what ways can we show our girls that they can achieve their dreams in the area of STEM?