Women face some discrimination in all lines of work. On average, women are paid less than men with equal qualifications for the same jobs. In the fields of science and math, women face particularly difficult struggles to overcome these inequalities in these male-dominated realms.
Some young girls think they are not “able” pursue studies in the fields of science and math because they are girls. It is up to us to tell them otherwise. We should be encouraging our kids—both boys and girls—to pursue careers in science and math. But we should strive in particular to find strong women mentors in science for our girls.