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Mae Jemison, Cady Coleman and Maria Klawe: How to get more women in STEM

Mae Jeminson, Cady Coleman, Megan Smith and Maria Klawe at the MAKERS conference

"The technical women stand out as some of the most undertold stories," begins Google's Megan Smith before sitting down with three of those techincal women: astronauts Mae Jemison and Cady Coleman and Harvey Mudd's Maria Klawe. The four discussed why it's so important to get more women involved in the STEM fields.

Cady explains that she wants going to space to be something that every little girl thinks she can do. "Women can do all the jobs that we need to do up there," she explains. "It's a lot about how to live in space, but it's really about how to live on earth." 

Mae went on to say, "To do something as difficult as going to a different star ... we can't do this with just half the population. The future never just happened. It was created. We have the power to create the future and decide what that's like."