Women in STEM: Empowerment in Employment
STEM (standing for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are industries usually taken
up by men. Women in these careers are low compared to men. It was said that in 2017, only 23 per
cent of females were in this industry. However, we have seen an increase as this is up by 105,470
and is higher than it was in 2016.
Careers in STEM are improving, with more women getting involved and taking up various roles in the
industry. This year has seen some of the biggest names and influential figures in the industry being
women, such as Kate Bouman, the woman who engineered the first image of a black hole. In this
article, we track how more women have entered STEM than any other field in the past four decades.
LinkedIn reported that more women got involved in STEM careers over the last four decades, than
any other. Philanthropist and former general manager at Microsoft, Melinda Gates, said: “Innovation
happens when we approach urgent challenges...
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How to Retain Millennial & Gen Z Women
By Heidi Ganahl
It’s not a question of “if” but rather “when” the promising new grad you just hired begins looking for her next job.
The numbers don’t lie: Generation Z and Millennial women are only staying at their jobs for an average of 18 months. In comparison, the national average for salaried employees is 4.6 years, according to an Economic News Release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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