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The earliest known attempts by humans to fly usually involved a person donning wings, like Daedalus and Icarus in Greek mythology. Countless people died in these attempts when they jumped off cathedrals and mountain tops only to discover their wings didn't work.

This attempt soon evolved into flying machines that looked similar to birds and in 1903, the Wright brothers were the first to take to the skies in an airplane.

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If Beyoncé is to be believed, women run the world.

GIF via "Run the World (Girls)."

But in STEM careers, women are often underrepresented.

According to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, only about 14% of engineers in the workforce are women.

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