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Encouraging Herd Behavior to Increase the Number of Women in the STEM Workforce

Eva Saravia | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women
Eva Saravia

Now as a woman with a 15 year career in STEM and a daughter headed towards Middle School, I encourage her and her Nerd Herd at STEM meetings and competitions.

Path to Innovation: Women, Mentors and STEM Success

Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

Industry mentors -- particularly women in positions of influence - are one important link to increasing the pipeline of talent.

Let's Give Girls a Chance to Succeed in STEM

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 04.01.2013 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel

With college-educated women outnumbering college-educated men, why does such inequality plague STEM-based professions?

You Matter: The Two Most Important Words to Motivate Women in STEM

Angela Maiers | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

When we tell a young woman that she matters, we are inviting her into a life of service and action. Leadership is hard work and it comes with real responsibility. We help young leaders grow when we give them both, by telling them that they matter, and are accountable for it.

So Many Exoplanets... So Few Women Scientists

Sara Seager | Posted 03.16.2013 | Science
Sara Seager

The paucity of impact-making announcements by female astronomers in general is dreadful. How can it be, that well over a century after the first women received PhDs in astronomy, women have failed to match their male peers in this and other aspects of STEM academia?

WATCH: 'Science In Greenland: It's A Girl Thing'

Posted 12.22.2012 | Green

A new video from a group of Dartmouth College graduate students shows what work is really like for female scientists. "Science in Greenland: It’s a ...

Video Pushing STEM For Women Sparks Outrage

Posted 06.24.2012 | Science

What's the deal with women and STEM? Though women fill close to half the jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of jobs in science, ...

Women in Middle East/North Africa Are Underrepresented in Science and Technology Professions

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Women are not represented in the STEM fields professionally -- regardless of their enrollment rates in such courses at the university level. This challenging trend applies not only to the Middle East and North Africa, but to other regions as well.

The Accidental Techie

Emily K. Schwartz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology
Emily K. Schwartz

As women, it's critical that we open doors for young girls who do not know they exist. These are not just doors to the unknown, but doors to the "STEM" careers: opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.