Dream Big, Women and Girls in STEM

You are only one job application away from launching a huge career in STEM. What are you waiting for?

Jun Wu
Jun Wu
Feb 13 · 2 min read
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This week, we celebrated U.N.’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On Forbes, I wrote about Diana Ma, a data scientist for the Lakers. Yes, we have women who are not only passionate about STEM but passionate about basketball, too.

If that is not an indication that girls and women can have a big career in a predominately male industry, I don’t know what is.

In the last generation, there were countless women in the technology and financial industries that made a huge impact on their industry: Marissa Mayer, Ginni Rometty, Sheryl Sandberg, Susan Wojcicki, Amy Hood, Safra Catz, Michelle Satlyn, Mary Callahan Erdoes, Abigail Johnson, Margaret Keane, Charlotte McLaughlin, Diane Offereins, Candace Browning, Joyce Chang, Rebecca Patterson, Julie Monaco, Katia Bouazza, Teresa Heitsenrether, Suni Hartford, etc..

Now we have a new generation of women and girls who are scientists, astronauts, and CEOs.

It took us a while to get here, but we are here.

So, for all of you, women and girls out there who are currently in school for a STEM subject, here’s the good news. NASA is hiring.

Are you ready to take a risk? Take a look at this article and the possibility it may unleash in your career.

I’ve interviewed 10 amazing women in the first two months of this year. They are startup CEOs, researchers, managers, and leaders in their industries.

They didn’t get there by taking the safe route.

They talked the talk and they walked the walk. They walked the road even when it was difficult, seemed impossible, and littered with uncertainty.

One thing that drove them: their passion.

They followed their passion and made it work.

“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” — Wanda Sykes

By the way, if life doesn’t flip you upside down, test you, and make your heart flutter, then what is life?

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