I want girls to feel the confidence you get from being smart. They get so many messages that tell them the most important thing is to be beautiful.
I didn't think that college math was for me. I didn't think I'd be able to hack it. And that perception of math not being for girls, not being for girls who see themselves as socially well adjusted has got to change.
When you know that you can overcome challenges, you do gain that self-respect, and then you won't end up in a situation that you regret later on.
Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding.
James Gates Percival