On National STEM Day (Nov. 8), 2,500 Atlanta Public Schools first-graders participated in interactive assemblies to challenge gender stereotypes through No Limits, a national initiative between Sandy Springs-based Mercedes-Benz USA, Mattel and the National Girls Collaborative Project. The event serves as the launch of a nationwide program focused on empowering 50,000 children across the U.S., particularly young girls, to follow their aspirations without feeling limited by gender stereotypes. Mercedes employees attended a first-grade assembly at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, where they gave students Matchbox die-cast toy replicas of a Mercedes-Benz 220SE. Ewy Rosqvist drove that car when she defied all odds to become the first woman to compete in and win one of the most grueling races, the Argentinian Grand Prix, shattering records and the notion that women could not compete.

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