Since I began my doctoral studies — of course, while continuing to work full time — I have not attended to this blog lately. I’ll be playing catch-up for a little while… The following article caught my eye and is from the ASEE aggretator:
In commentary for the US News & World Report (4/8) “Economic Intelligence” blog, Lisa Chau, a social media marketing consultant, and Marina Mijatovic, a sales engineer for an automation technology firm, write that the high salaries earned by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman are “stunning” given the fact that women only represent some 24% of US STEM workers. Noting that relatively few female college students study STEM courses, the writers write that “if more women committed themselves to STEM education and careers,” the pace of technological advance would accelerate. They note that the male-dominated nature of the tech sector tends to keep women at bay, but suggest that the higher earnings potential for STEM workers could help to attract women, which would in turn weaken the male dominance.