Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are fields showing a particularly strong gender imbalance. This should concern us both because we effectively lose the resources women could bring to the challenges that these fields will solve, and because STEM careers pay relatively well and the absence of women in these areas contributes to an overall skewing of income levels between men and women.
Many important facts are brought out in this wonderful infographic put together by the New Jersey Institute of Technology Master’s in Computer Science program, and first reported on (to my knowledge) at the Infographic Journal by Irma Wallace.
The prejudices against hiring women into STEM fields have recently been explored in new ways, as reported in the article “How stereotypes impair women’s careers in science” that is summarized in When women are good at math, they still don’t get hired!
Enjoy this infographic — and share the hard work of the good folks at NJIT with others. It deserves to be seen!
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