April 14, 2015
STEM is promoting and advancing women in science, as well as for women of color to be among the advancing sciences for workforce opportunities. The role of women is discussed but the opportunity to put money were the words are is the work of STEM.
“A quick snapshot shows that, while girls and boys in elementary and high school do not significantly differ in their abilities in science and math, boys are more than three times likely to be interested in pursuing STEM majors.
From there, the gender gap widens. Though women earn 57% of bachelor’s degrees in all fields, they hover between 18-19% of degrees in computer science and physics.
In the workforce, where women make up 47% of employees, they only represent a quarter of the jobs in mathematical sciences and 13% of engineers.
There are a few bright spots. Statistics, botany, and healthcare are three areas where women dominate. We asked leaders in these fields to tell us why women lead the pack, and what they can teach others about achieving a better balance,” reported Fast Company in “Why Are These 3 Stem Fields Dominated By Women?”
The work of providing an economic, political and social platform for women is vital to building jobs and careers for women to advance transparently. STEM is one method to change that have already garnered success.