IT Management Slideshow: Gender Gap: Where are Women in Tech, Science and Math Jobs?

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-17-2011
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Gender Gap: Where are Women in Tech, Science and Math Jobs?

Gender Gap: Where are Women in Tech, Science and Math Jobs?

24% is the share of STEM jobs that women hold, even though women account for close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy.
Are you struggling to strike a gender balance within the ranks of your IT department employment base? You're not alone. There's a scarcity of women pursuing technology careers. In fact, research from the U.S. Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) reveals that the percentage of females working in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- known collectively as STEM -- lags far behind that of the overall female-to-male workplace ratio. And while women in STEM jobs make more money than their non-STEM female counterparts, they are still paid considerably less than their male colleagues. The findings are based upon on analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey and Current Population Survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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