“The biggest problem with the official surveys that we rely on a lot… [by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS], is that…the number of women isn’t plentiful enough yet to have enough data on an annual basis to come up with reliable estimates.”
There’s a little secret about the pandemic-economic recession that economists are not talking about much: that women in STEM jobs actually did pretty well. Why? Because STEM jobs are what economists call “professional” jobs and they have been in demand and therefore, not cut for the most part.
Listen to Ariane Hegewisch, Program Director for Employment and Earnings at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research explain why and how women in STEM fields can benefit in this engaging conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.
- Why the problem with data is related the number of women in each field – and how they get classified.
- Which STEM fields hired more women in 2020 (and still are).
- How to read BLS and other data on women in STEM fields.
- ..great career advice, especially for women in STEM career.
“It’s reasonably easy to get to middle management, but then if you want to get above that, suddenly it’s elbows and you need to be prepared for that…Write your own pathway, take yourself seriously” Ariane Hegewisch on Green Connections Radio podcast
Read my Forbes blog about this issue here too.
You’ll also like:
- Roberta Rincon, Society of Women Engineers, on data on women in STEM fields
- Brenda Darden Wilkerson, CEO of Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology
- Barbara Whye, new Chief Diversity Officer of Apple, formerly CDO and VP of HR at Intel.
- Telle Whitney, former CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology, cofounder of Grace Hopper Conference
- Maggi Reiss, on a new GCM study on women achievers
- Heather Metcalf, head of Research, Assn. of Women in Science on how to get more women in STEM
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