Women in STEM
Women make up approximately half of the population, but less than a third of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians in the U.S. With chronic underrepresentation in STEM fields at all levels of the professional pipeline and educational system, women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics face unique challenges. From combating deeply-engrained stereotypes to the push for paid parental leave to salary disparities and more, we have a long way to go to guarantee that everyone can discover, nurture, and execute on plans for professional success in STEM careers. Join Katie and Chelsea as they look at the statistics behind the lingering gender inequality in STEM fields.
Bonus: Chelsea discusses her 10-year college reunion, about which Kate had some keen career-related observations, and both hosts give us the latest roundup of educational resources and tools in the “What We Learned” segment. Thanks for supporting this independent podcast!
Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5 By Members of the 2005 “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” Committee; Prepared for the Presidents of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine