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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By Ruth SchechterOriginally posted February 8, 2010 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research According to national studies,...
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December 8, 2009 posted by Theresa JohnstonOriginally posted December 7, 2009 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research
By Karen O’Connor*One need only look to the Declaration of Sentiments adopted by the women in attendance at the Seneca Falls Convention in...


  • June 5, 2012

    Xeni Jardin critique's The New York Times' piece on the Ellen Pao/Kleiner Perkins sexual harassment lawsuit, and gender discrimination in Silicon Valley.


  • April 8, 2012

     USA Today reports on a study published in the journal Social Studies of Science that male scientists still receive an outsized number of research awards compared to women.

  • April 4, 2012

      Two University of Kansas professors have published a study showing that ability alone simply isn’t enough for women to excel in the STEM fields, and that how far women are from privilege makes a much bigger difference.

  • March 14, 2012

     For female faculty in scientific or technical fields, a new study has good news, with some caveats.

  • January 17, 2012

     A National Science Foundation grant recently awarded to Gonzaga University is aimed at bringing more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, often called the STEM fields.