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We like to shine the spotlight on girls from across the country who are doing amazing things! Read their interviews to learn more.

Ridhi Tariyal

Have you ever wondered what a job in STEM might look like? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Choosing a career in STEM can be really exciting, but it can also be tough, especially as a woman in a male-dominated field. Just ask Ridhi Tariyal.

Ridhi is an engineer who wants to help other women and girls stay healthy. She patented a "smart tampon" that works like a computer that will potentially detect diseases! Read our interview with Ridhi to learn about why she chose to be an engineer, and what it’s like being a woman in STEM.




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Content last reviewed June 8, 2016
Page last updated June 8, 2016