By Frueh, Sara
"Despite a long time of presidency, college, and supplier efforts to shut the gender hole in engineering, ladies make up simply eleven percentage of practising engineers within the usa. What elements effect girls graduates' judgements to go into the engineering group and both to stick in or depart the sector as their careers development? Researchers are either tapping current facts and fielding new surveys to assist answer those questions. On April 24, 2013, the nationwide learn Council Committee on girls in technological know-how, Engineering, and drugs held a workshop to discover rising learn and to debate profession pathways and results for ladies who've obtained bachelor's levels in engineering. members integrated educational researchers and representatives from the dept of work, nationwide technological know-how starting place, and Census Bureau, in addition to numerous engineering specialist societies. occupation offerings of lady Engineers summarizes the shows and discussions of the workshop."--Publisher description. Read more...
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The former engineers also reported being systematically undermined by their supervisors compared to their counterparts still working in engineering. Racial and ethnic minorities also reported being undermined by their supervisors more frequently than their Caucasian counterparts. While there were no differences between current and former engineers in their experiences of work-role barriers, racial and ethnic minorities experienced more frequent role conflicts stemming from incompatible work demands from different stakeholders.
Therefore, retaining the talents of highly skilled women engineers is not only a necessary step toward fulfilling President Obama’s mandate for increasing our nation’s competitive advantage, but it is also vital for our nation’s economic prosperity and national security. S. Department of Commerce (2011), STEM careers offer higher earnings potential and job stability than non-STEM careers with women in STEM jobs earning 33 percent more than their counterparts in nonSTEM occupations. However, a 14 percent gender wage-gap persists in STEM occupations (compared to 21 percent wage gap for non-STEM fields).
S. Department of Commerce (2011), STEM careers offer higher earnings potential and job stability than non-STEM careers with women in STEM jobs earning 33 percent more than their counterparts in nonSTEM occupations. However, a 14 percent gender wage-gap persists in STEM occupations (compared to 21 percent wage gap for non-STEM fields). This is in part due to outdated gender stereotypes along with archaic organizational models of career success that defines advancement as a linear climb to the top with few options to maximize a career-life fit.
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