Why Women Should Pursue STEM Education
Technology is here to stay. As it becomes so deeply integrated into all aspects of our lives — communication, healthcare, finances and more — it is critical to make sure men and women alike are well served. Yet statistics tell us that women historically have been underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. This leads to the development of products and processes that do not fully serve all the people who use them. Change starts with girls today. They must be encouraged to step up and participate in STEM-related studies. But, by the time they reach middle school, girls still are struggling to engage in these spaces at the same rate as boys. As a leader, you can be the one to effect change. Even if it’s just one girl you help move ahead by building confidence, you’ve done your part to change the world.