Women on STEM
Companies cannot find enough workers to fill all the available STEM position. Even though some STEM fields like accounting and health related jobs have more women, there are still many STEM fields dominated by men. According to the Association for Women in Science," women represent 50 percent of the American population, but only 24 percent of the STEM workforce." Maybe the most important reason why this is happening is because there are few mentors for women in STEM fields. There are some organizations that can help women get informed, like:
It is important to attract more women at a younger age and break the stereotype that STEM fields are only for men or that technology is “geeky”. This is why Microsoft offers globally DigiGirlz High Tech Cam. The camp is a 3 days program to gain hands-on experience with technology.
Other web resources for girls:
There are some online programs,like Women in Technology Sharing Online, that will connect undergraduates students with some of the most succesful women in STEM. Some of the women mentors are Mae C. Jemison, the first black female astronaunt and Padmasree Warrior, Cisco's chief technology officer.