VIRAL VIDEO: Ad Aimed At Encouraging Girls To Pursue Tech, Science

By Mario Sevilla

Wed Jun 25th, 2014 5:37pm America/Los_Angeles

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A new commercial showing what happens to a girl after being discouraged from picking up power tools and helping around the garage is garnering hundreds of comments.

Verizon’s advertisement is aimed at promoting awareness over the disparity of women in science, math and tech industries.

“Our words can have a huge impact. Isn’t it time we told her she’s pretty brilliant, too? Encourage her love of science and technology and inspire her to change the world,” the voice over the advertisement says.

“As a girl who was interested in paleontology at as young as four, I can absolutely tell you I was discouraged, and this is the reality of the situation,” said Zeigle Bear who posted her comment on the Verizon YouTube page.

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