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Breaking Barriers with Girl Power: Local organizations inspire ‘Remarkable Women’ of tomorrow

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JOE THE SHOW HERE THIS MORNING IS ALL ABOUT POSITIVE WOMEN ALL MONTH LONG WE'VE BEEN HONORING REMARKABLE WOMEN BUT WE WANTED TO KNOW, HOW DO WE GROW OUR REMARKABLE WOMEN OF TOMORROW? LAUREN METEOROLOGIST ELISA RAFFA MET WITH TWO LOCAL PROGRAMS WORKING TO BREAK GENDER STEREOTYPES, ELISA? ELISA WOMEN MAKE UP NEARLY HALF OF THE WORKFORCE, BUT LESS THAN 25% ARE IN STEM- RELATED CAREERS

IN FACT IN 2017, WOMEN ONLY ACCOUNTED FOR 29% OF PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS, 27% OF COMPUTER SCIENTISTS, AND 16% OF ENGINEERS THERE ARE ALSO ISSUES IN SALARY – THE US WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM WON THE WORLD CUP IN 2019, BUT PAY DISPARITIES BECAME A BIGGER HEADLINE THAN THE GOLD TROPHY — THE WOMEN TOOK HOME A PRIZE OF 30 MILLION DOLLARS, WHILE THE MEN'S WORLD CUP PRIZE MONEY WAS 400 MILLION I MET YOUNG GIRLS HOPING TO BREAK THESE MOLDS — TAKE A LOOK "It's going to look more like this with a light bulb right here and a light bulb right thereso see if you can make that!" BUILDING CIRCUTS AND WIRING ELECTRICITY ON A SATURDAYSCHOOL ON THE WEEKEND DOESN'T TYPICALLY EXCITE KIDS, BUT TUCKED INSIDE THIS CLASSROOM ARE THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW "Astronomer" "A teacher" "I want to be a scientist that works at NASA

there's different mysteries that are in space and I want to unlock them" THESE ARE GIRL SCOUTS AND THEY'RE SOME OF THE MOST AMBITIOUS GIRLS YOU'LL EVER MEET DAISY SCOUT IZZY, IS 7 YEARS OLD, AND HER ROLE MODELS ARE NEIL ARMSTRONG AND BUZZ ALDRIN ELISA: "You want to go to Mars? You want to be the first woman on Mars?" IZZY: "Yes!" IZZY: "I knew a little fact from Miss Jill and she said that almost all the girl astronauts were actually Girl Scouts" JILL HODGE IS THEIR GIRL SCOUT TROOP LEADER, AND HAS BEEN A STEM EDUCATOR FOR OVER A DECADE (NATS) AND SHE'S ALSO A CHAMPION OF ALL THINGS FUN IN STEM SHE TALKS ABOUT GENDER STERETYPES WITH HER JUNIOR SCOUTS "when you ask them 'have you noticed this yet' they'll tell you 'oh yea boys are the ones that are supposed to be good at sports' or 'we're only supposed to like to do crafts' AND WORKING TO BUILD CONFIDENCE, AND BREAK BARRIERS "they already feel it" "The sky's the limit, we want to make sure that whatever our girls want to do, we enrich that" NIKI KIRUKI IS THE DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB "We have baseball where girls particpiate in that We have flag football, girls participate in that We have basketball, co-ed teams for that too, and then we have volleyball, so there's opportunity for our girls to play in sports" THE CLUB NOT ONLY GETS THESE LADIES TO WORK THEIR MUSCLES, BUT ENRICH THEIR MINDS WITH CODING PROGRAMS AND EMPOWERMENT SUMMITS GEARED TOWARDS GIRLS ALISSA SCHILLING IS THIS YEAR'S YOUTH OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT, AND HAS BEEN AWARDED 32 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO TAKE WITH HER TO MSU INTHE FALL "You can do a lot with a biology degree so if towards the end of college I decide maybe I don't want to be a dentist, and go into pre-med, I would use that biology degree in conservation, you can get a teaching certification, you can do a lot with it" AFTER 10 YEARS OF SERVICE, SHE REALIZES SHE COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THEM "I just want to say thank you for being so supportive and for being an inspiration to keep going" AND SHE'S BECOME YET ANOTHER ROLE MODEL FOR THESE LEADERS OF THE FUTURE "The Boys and Girls Club has just become a second home to me" "I'm really happy that she taught me about space and science and robots" "Thank you!" "Thank you! They're doing a good job!" "They need to have that kind of courage and confidence to be like 'heck yea I belong here, I can do this!'" ELISA ON PI DAY NEXT WEEK FEMALE SCIENTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES WILL WEAR PURPLE TO BE VISIBLE TOGETHER — VISIBILE TO INSPIRE YOUNG GIRLS LIKE IZZY LAUREN THIS MORNING, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU OF SOME OF THE LADIES WHO

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