A few years ago, I took two tech classes. In both of them, which had about 30 people, I was one of only three girls. Until then, I had never really experienced or seen any discrimination against women in STEM or discrepancies in the number of girls vs. boys in my classes. However, in my case, it wasn't so much discrimination as it was the stigma that coding or engineering or any other tech class was for boys. I think it's incredibly important for access to STEM education/outreach to start early on, so girls feel like they can fully explore their interests, ensure confidence in high school and beyond, and dismantle the stigma surrounding women in STEM. So we will feel like we truly belong: interacting with a subject/concept we love and not facing any pushback on account of our gender.