You’ve heard of the Glass Ceiling? That unseen obstacle that keeps women from rising up the corporate ladder?
Given our increasingly tech-focused world, it might be more helpful to create a new image. Say, the Wired Wall. Or, the Impenetrable Cloud. Though women are making strides into STEM fields, there are still many more men majoring in science, technology, engineering and math, and pursing these careers paths. The question is: Why?
An online educational journal gathered a group of scholars and experts to address this question. Their fascinating perspectives shed light on long-held assumptions and cultural biases that limit the presence of women in these emerging fields. Factors include the readiness to succeed and the desire to pursue these interests. And because preparedness and passion are often developed in our early years, the consensus is: We need to take a long, hard look at the way our country’s elementary, middle and high schools are teaching and nurturing our girls and teens. And we need to challenge stereotypes.
As we make these adjustments, there will be more well trained candidates to do the work that so needs to be done in our society today.Tags: DeVry University, STEM careers, women in STEM