SCHOOL.2-SALLY:TODAY IS A VERY BIG DAY FOR 19 JUNIORS AND SENIORS IN AUSTIN AS THEY THEY GRADUATE FROM A SEVEN WEEK-LONG SUMMER CAMP.2-JOHN: BUT THIS KIND OF CAMP IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT –IT’S CENTERED AROUND COMPUTERS. ALICIA INNS SHOWS US HOW THESE NEW GRADS MAY BE ANSWERING A NATIONAL NEED — BECAUSE THEY ARE WOMEN.ALICIA: IN A CAREER THAT’S DOMINATED BY MEN..”THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE’RE DOING IT.”ALICIA: THERE’S SOMETHING TO BE SAID ABOUT GIRL POWER..MELANIE PEAVY, SENIOR AT CEDAR CREEK HIGH SCHOOL SAYS: “I NEVER THOUGHT I’D BE ABLE TO DESIGN A WEBSITE BUT I HAVE..”ALICIA: IT’S ONE THING TO BROWSE A WEBISTE, IT’S ANOTHER TO BUILD ONE.BUT THESE GIRLS — THE GIRLS WHO CODE — ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE..SANYONI DESAI SAYS” AND THEN WE WERE TALKING AND JOKING ABOUT HOW WE WANTED TO TAKE A NAP. THE IDEA POPPED UP ABOUT HEY, WE SHOULD MAKE A NAP WEBSITE.ALICIA: AND FROM THERE–IT BECAME A REAL IDEA, WITH A REAL PRODUCT — TO HELP SLEEP DEPRIVED COLLEGE STUDENTS.DESAI SAYS: “TAKING A NAP FOR 20 MINUTES YOU’LL BE ENERGIZED, REFRESHED IT’SEASY TO WAK UP FROM, BUT 30 MINUTES LEAVES YOU GROGGY.”BEHIND IT ALL, IS FINDING THE FORMULA TO KEEP GIRLS INTERESTED IN STEM SUBJECTS, FROM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO ENGINEERING AND MATH.PEAVY SAYS: “WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY OH LOOK THERE’S A GIRL THAT CODES, THAT’S NORMAL.”ALICIA STANDUP: RIGHT NOW, WOMEN MAKE UP THE MAJORITY OF THE LABOR FORCE NATIONWIDE, BUT HOLD ONLY 25% OF THE JOBS IN COMPUTING AND TECHNICAL FIELDS.BY 2020, THERE WILL BE 1.4 MILLION JOBS AVAILABLE IN THOSE FIELDS, BUT WOMEN ARE ONLY ON PACE TO FILL 3% OF THOSE.MAYOR STEVE ADLER SAYS: “IT’S CRUCIALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEIR VOICES AND PERSPECTIVES ARE MISSING RIGHT NOW..”ADLER SAYS: “THEY NEED TO RECOGNIZE THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS..”ALICIA: PROOF

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