Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Women with successful careers in science, industry and technology provide important examples to those considering careers in STEM-related fields. Women scientists, engineers and corporate leaders are becoming increasingly involved in pipeline-building programs and networks. Professional associations such as the Association for Women in Science, and the Society of Women Engineers are key examples of programs that are building women’s leadership. Leaders of academic institutions, corporations and non-profits in STEM need to model inclusive hiring and promotional practices and develop an organizational culture that fosters positive attitudes towards women’s advancement. Such leadership encourages a culture of diversity and inclusiveness for replication by middle and senior management.

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A study in January 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy found 82% of nonprofit employees would seek new employment if the economy were better.  Where...
*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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  • March 5, 2010

    The quiet revolution that has seen women across the developed world catch up with men in the work force and in education has also touched science, that most stubbornly male bastion.


  • February 18, 2010

    Silicon Valley’s Top 10 companies employed lower percentages of women, African-Americans and Hispanics in 2005 than in 1999.


  • December 9, 2009

    It’s generally known that men are hard-wired to be bigger risk takers than women (due to all that extra testosterone they have sloshing around). Interestingly, though, in a profession that is all about risk — hedge fund manager —...


  • October 21, 2009

    What happens when high-powered women decide they deserve an alternative to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos? The Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society’s Global Meeting is launched. The Forum met in Deauville,...


  • August 17, 2009

    The dinners and conferences of the National Council for Research on Women are where veteran crusaders mix and mingle. Now they're hosting two initiatives to bring younger women into the fold.