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the girls. Don't believe what "they" say. You can
be just as good, if not better. But you have to get
out there!
One way to build the ranks of women technology
leaders is to get kids - girls - exposed to STEM
subjects earlier in school, as early as elementary
school. But it's also good to give girls direct
exposure to the work we do. At Price Chopper,
for example, we bring them in and show them
how we're changing the world!
Some people might say, "You're a grocery store-
what do you program?" But I can bring them
into our department and show them the register
systems and how we program them to run 132

stores to keep lines moving. When kids see the
end product of our work, it can be exciting.
And we should emphasize to them that STEM
subjects aren't too difficult to learn. Yes, it can be
like learning a foreign language to many of them.
But that simply means we need to show, tell, and
instruct, just as we do when someone learns a
foreign language-or learns to read.
Lastly, I'll say that women have to learn not to
take things so personally. You have to just let
some things go, after doing what you can. Don't
stress about the things you cannot do. Insofar as
is possible, "clean it up and move on."

1 A n important trait for a leader is the ability
to assess employees' strengths and weaknesses
and then help them build on the strengths.

2 It's important, when facing a messy problem,
to get through it, take care of what remains
to be cleaned up-and then move on.

3 W
 hen offered an opportunity that seems
beyond your capabilities, look at it as an
invaluable opportunity to learn.

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