[Interesting Article] Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

From NPR in August, Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame the Work Culture.

  • Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field
  • The biggest pushbacks female engineers receive come from the environments they work in
  • Compared with other skilled professions such as accounting, medicine and law, engineering has the highest turnover of women
  • “We’ve found that women stay in engineering because they want to make sure they are making a difference,” she says. “If women feel they are making that difference, retention levels will be higher.”

About Tamra Johnson

I’m an entrepreneur and a recent MBA graduate from UCLA Anderson. I have 10 years of experience in IT Management and Systems Engineering. I love learning, helping others, exploring the world around me, running at the beach, going to concerts, and visiting family and friends. I grew up in Helotes, Texas, went to undergrad in Cambridge, MA, and now live in Venice, CA.
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