February 25th is Girl Day!

Why is it that 87% of engineers in the world are male and only 13% are female?

In our society there seems to be this preconceived notion that only men are capable of being engineers. We seem to think that the men should be the ones discovering and creating new things while the women should be “in the kitchen.” However, I believe this to be very, very WRONG. In fact, I believe every single girl in this world has a spark for engineering hidden within them. They just need to find it!

That’s why at the end of this month on February 25th it is Girl Day! It is a day for the world to come together and recognize the power and potential for girls to discover and create great things. It is a movement that shows that girls are just as capable as their male counterparts to be engineers.

So, what can YOU do?

#1: Spread the word – Tell your friends and family by word of mouth or via social media that February 25th is Girl Day!

#2: DO Something – Start raising awareness about girls in engineering positions and why you think there needs to be more girls in these positions! You can try speaking at a school assembly to get the word out to all your classmates.

#3: Share your plans- On February 25th post a picture on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to share what you are doing to celebrate Girl Day! Make sure you use the hashtag #GirlDay2016 and #BringItOut

To learn more about Girl Day and what you can do go to: http://www.discovere.org/our-programs/girl-day

Remember, “There is a little bit of engineer in every girl. Bring it out.”

Thanks for joining me on my journey to change the world!

-Diviya

 

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