The path to gender equality is not an easy one. But sometimes, there is an opportunity to fast forward progress. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can be one of these opportunities, if the change is fostered, and girls are encouraged to be ambitious.
This is why President Obama and the First Lady made involving girls in STEM one of their priorities, as you can read on the White House Website. If you are interested in reading about the initiatives to involve girls in STEM, you can find an non-exhaustive list on Scope.