Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Over the last 30 years, the number of women earning bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in math and science has increased significantly. This success has been largely due to the work of educational institutions, foundations, professional networks and research and advocacy organizations. Yet despite these efforts, a huge gap still exists between the numbers of women and men pursuing advanced studies and careers in science – especially in physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science and technology. Schools, colleges, the technology sector and businesses, as well as other sectors, need to intensify efforts to recruit and retain talented women in STEM fields. Advancement for women not only diversifies the workforce, but also provides gender balance in setting research goals, developing new product lines and enhancing innovative and strategic decision-making.

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By Rebecca Chaleff*Last Thursday, September 22nd, I went to CUNY Graduate Center’s event, “Women in Science: Negotiating a Successful...
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...
Female students have long surpassed their male peers in the rates at which they seek higher education. Yet across sectors, women’s...

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  • December 16, 2010

    New Jersey Institute of Technology: A new project funded by the National Science Foundation used social network mapping to expose collaborations between colleagues and how or whether this led to career advancement. Researchers concluded that women...


  • September 26, 2010

    Republic: A dual degree program between the University of Notre Dame and St. Mary's College has increased the  percentage of women in the College of Engineering from 22 percent to 30 percent.  In addition to more targeted recruitment, the...


  • September 8, 2010

    The Australian: The gender pay equity gap between women and men is rising in Australia, and is now at 18%.  In addition, results from a new survey of members of the Australian Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers show...


  • July 16, 2010

    Miller-McCune: A new report in Psychological Science, argue women perceive STEM careers (those in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as largely incompatible with one of their core goals: engaging in work that helps others...


  • April 12, 2010

    For decades, M.B.A. programs have failed to attract a critical mass of female students, even as admissions offices scramble to target their recruiting practices at women.

    The numbers of women pursuing...