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She Geeks: A Look at Women in STEM Careers

Che-Geeksc • Women and girls in STEM• What is STEM? Science, Technology. Engineering, and Mathematics Excamples of STEM fields: Medicine Biology Engineering Chemistry Math P Physics Computer Science According to the 2010 American Community Survey, STEM graduates have a lower unemployment rate than graduates in non-STEM fields STEM 4.7% Non-STEM 5.4% Unemployment rate Wanted: more qualified STEM workers There are plenty of STEM jobs out there, but not enough qualified workers to fill them 30% of job openings in large cities are in STEM fields. but only 11% of the population has a STEM degree 30% 11% In 2010, for every computer major there were 7 relevant job openings in 18 workers in 2010 held STEM jobs Meeting the shortage with women One way to decrease the STEM Worker shortage is to get more women into the field they represent less than 25% of STEM While women make 46.7% up 46.7% of the U.S. workforce. 25% workers Women used to be more likely to go to school for STEM careers such as computer science % of computer science bachelor's degrees earned by women 37% 18% According to the National Science Foundation Almost 60% of all grad students 60% are women 100% Among women 18-34, 66% rate having a career as very high among their life priorities 66% 0% 15 30 35 40 age The wage gap is closing Female workers 16-34 Women in STEM jobs earn 33% more than women in non-STEM jobs 90% now earn 90% of what 33% men earn There are several initiatives aiming to direct more women into STEM fields by providing support and encouragement An engineering-based toy set with an accompanying book that teaches girls how to build with simple tools GoldieBlox A worldwide three-day program for girls DigiGirlz High Tech Camp aged 13+ that includes technology tours and demonstrations, networking, and hands-on workshops Net Hope's Women's TechConnect - A program that mentors and trains women and girls in developing countries who are interested in STEM careers by providing helpful resources and role models A one-day event held at Microsoft locations worldwide where girls can meet with Microsoft personnel and learn more about business and technology careers, get help with career planning, and see product demonstrations DigiGirlz Day. Created for TechSchool.com © QuinStreet, Inc., 2013 Sources "A Gender Reversal On Career Aspirations," Pew Sociel Trends "A Rebool Digicirtz Day "High Tech Camp Microsoft "Report to the President: Engage to Excel," Whitehouse Women Into Coputer Science," The Chronicie of Higher Educalion TechSchool com The tnginsening toy That Teaches Gs Thees More to Life o Roterence Bureu Than Being a Prinoess, Yahoo Upgrade your education The Gender Gap in Colege Enrollment and Graduation The Neod for More STEM Worknrs." Brookings The State of our Union's 21st Contiry Workforce," U.S. Department of Commerce "Women and STEM Careers: How Microsoft is Building a Bridge To Future Innovation -One Giri At a TinForbes Women in STEM: A Gender Gap lo Innovation," Econocrics and Statistics Administration "Women's TechConnect," Net Hope Wonen's TechConnect OLOZ 1985 00

She Geeks: A Look at Women in STEM Careers

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This infographic takes a look at the important issue of women's involvement in the STEM field. It shares education facts, along with providing resources for females about the STEM world.

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