There is a clear lack of gender-inclusive representation in STEM, with women making up only 25% of all computer science-related jobs. In positive news, women interested in pursuing STEM-related education is on the rise, as job openings in these professions remain at critically high levels.
Recognizing the need to diversify the field of STEM, DeVry University, for example, is focused on supporting female students and creating a path to technology careers through educational offerings that are enhanced by wrap-around support. This work is underscored by the collective desire of women to advance or start their careers in these traditionally male-dominated fields. To move the needle, higher education ecosystems have a responsibility to increase gender diversity in these sectors by presenting versatile learning opportunities that suit student needs and create visibility and confidence for women pursuing STEM fields.
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