According to the National Science Foundation, women make up more than half of the workforce but only make up 29% of the science and engineering workforce (NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016). Broken down by specific fields (see table below of NSF data), it is obvious that something is going on with women finding success in anything that has to do with numbers!
While many of us want to believe we are egalitarian, see every one as equal, voted for what could have been our first woman president, our biases can be seen in our children's toy chests. Dolls and kitchens for girls. Race-cars, blocks and dinosaurs for boys.
Lets not cut our daughters' chances in what could potentially be her gift, by just giving her stereotypical girl toys and activities. In honor of the countless women in history who excelled in science and math, lets put down the dolls (we don't have to get rid of them) and pick up the race cars and blocks!