Why do women leave science?
There are many programs going on trying to lure more girls into studying engineering and physics (some good, some bad), which seems, at first sight, great; but sometimes I wonder. Shouldn’t we first make sure that the women who are already in the system get some support so that they actually want to continue their career? Shouldn’t we first fix the infamous ‘leaky pipeline‘ before just putting more women into it and exposing them to the problems that makes women leave science at a far greater rate than men?
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- Not just a boys club: Demand climbing for women in science, engineering, math fields (mlive.com)
- Engineering industry works to gain female students (knoxnews.com)
- How Stereotypes Can Drive Women To Quit Science (npr.org)