To begin with, we need to focus our efforts on cultivating girls into S.T.E.M. and not cultivating S.T.E.M. into girls — since they are, in fact, girls first and always will be. Additionally, they are “young” girls, so using the obvious interests and realities that entice females of this age will increase the success of our outcome in helping these girls realize what they are actually getting themselves into when they choose S.T.E.M. careers (not always obvious but very enticing as long as “reality” is appropriately conveyed).