Girls in tech: Confronting the "middle school cliff" - 60 MinutesTwo successful women in technology say getting more women into their field requires focusing on girls' education all the way back in elementary school. Bonnie Ross, a Microsoft corporate vice president who runs her company's videogame studio, told 60 Minutes correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi the key to preventing girls from dropping out of tech fields is to make them more comfortable with computer science when they're younger. To do that, Ross thinks elementary and middle schools should make computer science classes mandatory. "I do believe if we had it as required curriculum, I don't think you'd see that drop-off," Ross told Alfonsi in the clip above. "Because right now you have to make a conscious thought of, 'Am I interested in computer science and technology?' And for many of these girls, they're not." If girls study technology along with their other subjects, they will more equipped to connect computer science with creativity, Ross said. "We're here to tell them it's okay."