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Study: Women Avoiding Cybersecurity Careers

If Internet security is the latest front in the battle to boost women’s presence in STEM fields, the fight’s not going well. A survey commissioned by Raytheon and the national Cyber Security Alliance finds the ...

Gender Bias, STEM and the Boys Club

Why do too few women begin or stay with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers? On the Oct. 20, 2015, broadcast of PBS’s “NewsHour,” Judy Woodruff spoke with Eileen Pollack (at l.), author of ...

Mary Barra: Do What You Love and Work Hard

“The best advice I ever received came from my parents, who encouraged me to work hard and pursue my early love of math,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra writes on LinkedIn. “This was great advice for two reasons....
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In Science, Women Favored in Academic Hiring

Women may still be at a disadvantage in applying for STEM-field careers in business, but in the academic world they have the upper hand . A study published recently in the Proceeding of the National Academy ...

Why Women Aren’t Staying in Tech Careers

While programs emerge to encourage young women to pursue tech-field careers, many women in those fields are leaving “in droves,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Garann Means, for example, worked as a programmer...

Catalyst: STEM Fields’ ‘Unwelcoming Culture’

A culture that is unwelcoming to women is a key reason women are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, according to new research from Catalyst, the nonprofit organization...

Women Are More Likely to Leave STEM Careers

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has difficulties retaining as well as attracting women. New research finds women working in those fields are more likely to leave than are men....

Study Finds Gender Bias in STEM Fields

Amid the ongoing push to interest young women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, new research finds that gender bias continues to hamper females’ careers in those disciplines. A...

The Hunt for STEM Solutions

Training isn’t all that’s required for women to succeed in STEM fields. That was one of the observations offered at the STEM Solutions Conference organized by U.S. News & World Report. “You have to be a str...

How to Build a High-Tech Career

Women are under-represented at tech companies, but not unrepresented. Reporting on the gender problem that exists often overlooks the significant number of women who have successfully built careers in technolog...