Here's a pitch for girls everywhere: Want to create life-changing tech? Set your sights on Abbott. It takes commitment at an early age to build successful careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Women make up just 15-25 percent of STEM jobs today, and closing that gap will mean flattening the 'Belle Curve' by getting girls excited about these fields right out of the gate. 'When women are underrepresented in any field, the world misses out on their brain power to collaborate and solve the biggest problems,' said Corlis Murray, our top engineer. On April 7, she will share her story at the country's largest STEM festival in Washington, D.C.