Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)
Women and girls made significant progress in the sciences over the last two decades, particularly in medicine and the biological sciences. But women’s gains have stalled – and in some cases eroded – in engineering and computer sciences, despite effective new programs to increase women’s participation in these fields.
At a time when U.S. industry cannot fill the openings for technically advanced jobs, women are grossly underutilized. Equally important are the perspectives women bring to the sciences, often leading them to different decisions on allocating research dollars, targeting drug testing protocols, and developing technology to benefit communities.
Related Conference Summaries:
Transforming Academia for Women (and Men) in Science (2005 Annual Conference)
Powering the Future: Advancing Women and Girls in Science and Technology (2004 Annual Conference)
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.