Minorities in STEM

No More Excuses… Getting Women into STEM Positions

Tech organizations have carefully constructed policies to drive gender equality in the talent process, but they are not enough. Bias continues to express itself in more subtle ways. New approaches are needed to tear down the barriers once and for all.
— By Debra Jenkins

Women continue to be under-represented in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce, despite the public attention this issue gets. It proves once again that eliminating long-term embedded biases is extremely difficult, but it can be done.

Some of the obvious strategies for improving the ability to attract and retain women include things like offering flexible schedules, remote work programs, maternal and paternal leave policies, employee resource groups (ERGs), mentoring programs, and recruiting men as supporters of gender equality. Many companies have already adopted these strategies, and in many companies, they are still not working.

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