Girls tour the Googleplex Video
Girls tour the Googleplex Video Transcript
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>> I wanna work here for like a day. That would be so much fun.
>> That's 13-year old Lauren Rentz, a seventh grader taking a tour of Google's main campus in Mountain View, California. >. What do you think?
>> I think it's pretty awesome -- Yeah, it looks -- just the lobby looks fun. It seems really fun to work here.
>> She was one of the seventy Middle School Age girls visiting the Googleplex as part of the company's National Engineer's Week.
>> I was really excited because last year I had gone to Yahoo and I had a lot of fun. I heard this place is a lot like it.
>> At home, you always click on Google instead of Yahoo and things like that. I always choose Google and I wanted to find the finding fathers who first started Google. I wanna know that.
>> And you see at this age, girls are just really excited and with so many possibilities in front of them. I wanna let them know that engineering is a great field.
>> That's Ellen Spertus, a Google engineer and the winner of 2001 Sexiest Geek Alive Pageant.
>> It was just a one year title, but for once in a while I put on my crown and costume and make an appearance.
>> By some estimates, women make up roughly ten percent of the male dominated engineering field.
>> Only about 15 to 20 percent of the PhD's in computer science go to women. So, we really want to increase the supply of women in computer science and one of the ways of doing that is by getting girls excited about it.
>> Events like this coordinated through local Girl Scout Councils, Girls Inc. and private schools, is a way to encourage the continued study of science and technology.
>> I love technology, I don't know why. I have computers, everything -- yeah.
>> We also have a loop side of our own. It's called Girls Loop, [inaudible] country.org and we usually get on it, fix up pages for Girls Inc. from West Contra Costa County.
>> Showing off the amenities of the Googleplex isn't a bad recruiting tool either. Even if most of these girls are good decade away from beginning to professional careers.
>> The whole [inaudible] is gallery, like on the other side of the stairwell.
>> Yeah, the resistance pools are pretty sweet, so as the idea of an onsite masseuse and yeah those pool breaks are pretty appealing too. But without a doubt the biggest and most impressive perk to these kids was the Cafeteria in which there are 17 scattered throughout the complex. There really is no shortage of food here. In fact the spread almost is comparable to what you'd find like in Vegas buffet or something. It's really easy to see why they call it the Google Fifteen. In your first year, you gain 15 pounds. Reporting from Googleplex in Mountain View, Kara Tsuboi CNET News.com. ^M00:02:37 [ Music ]
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