Girls and Technology: How to Increase Interest in Pursuing STEM Careers

Everyone seems to agree there is a critical need for more girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. But how do we encourage girls to take an interest in these predominantly male fields?

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg gives some advice that some may find controversial. She says the key could be in encouraging young girls to play video games, and parents should play the games with them.

Host Mary McCarthy discusses this idea with guest Joelle Brock, President and CEO of Leading EDJE, a company of technology experts who solve business problems by creating new technology, and having a lot of fun doing it.

“Women have a great ability to see a problem and think creatively and solve a problem. And that’s really what computers are… I’d like to see more and more females get into the technology business, because it is an opportunity to use your creativity to come to these problems.” ~ Joelle Brock

What You Will Learn:

  • Ways to encourage girls to take an interest in computers and tech
  •  Advantages to more young women getting into technology
  • How and why guest Joelle Brock got into the technology field

Related Reading: Why Our Daughters Should Play More Video Games

Related Video: “Bias, Barriers & Breakthroughs” Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Women and Girls in STEM



About the Guest:

Joelle Brock

President & CEO

Leading Edje


About the Host:

Mary McCarthy

Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast

President, YMT Consultants

Co-Founder, Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.




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