By: Zarina Yunis

Girls Meet the Workforce WorkshopsGirls Inc. OC continually provides opportunities to motivate girls to pursue their field of interest and help them believe that they are smart, strong, and bold young women. This year, Girls Inc. held five STEM-related workshops at Google, DPR Construction, Payoff, Arbonne, and Column Five. As a participant in each workshop, I learned about careers in various STEM fields, heard about the career paths of real life employees (often women), and participated in hands-on tasks with other Girls Inc. participants.

Google is a world leader in technology and specializes in Internet-related services and products. From the moment I walked in, I was in awe of the work environment. It looked like a place where the employees have a lot of fun, but from the personal accounts of the employees I discovered how much hard work and effort goes into the various products they are developing. A few workers described their experience at Google, emphasizing how much they