Right now, we’ve all heard of the reduced variety of American ladies in technology, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Some argue it is a pipeline problem – that whenever we can interest more girls in STEM topics, the problem will resolve itself as time passes. But that’s not persuading. In the end, the percentage of females in computer technology has actually reduced since 1991.
Another concept is the fact that ladies are deciding to forgo professions in STEM to reach better work-family balance—rather than being pressed away by bias. (more…)