Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Friday, 15 August 2014

In the news

Nearly 40 percent of women leave engineering - Science, 15 August 2014

Engineering fields, from aerospace to biotech, have a history of struggling to recruit and retain women. Past studies have blamed those struggles on women’s lack of confidence and the demands of family. But a study released last weekend at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C., shows that nearly 40% of women left the field after earning an engineering degree, many due to hostile work climates, unsupportive supervisors, or limited opportunities for advancement.

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