Shaping the future – and diversity – of the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce starts with education today.
Data show that women are under-represented in STEM careers. For example, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold less than a quarter of STEM jobs in the U.S. Likewise, women occupy only about 30% of the C-suite jobs in the healthcare sector. Meanwhile, research shows girls are interested in STEM but social barriers, like gender stereotypes and lack of representation, discourage their pursuit of STEM educations and careers.
The problems of the world cannot—and will not—be solved with such glaring disparities.
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