Only 12 percent of all employed American engineers are women, according to the National Science Foundation. While this statistic might sound discouraging, some industry leaders are using it as a battle cry. Events like "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" are cropping up in plants across the country, and more teachers and industry professionals are working to get girls interested in STEM.

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In this interview, Jayne Beck, manager of motor control center engineering at the Siemens West Chicago plant, talks about getting girls interested in engineering and the other STEM fields.

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