Susan S. Silbey, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Professor of Behavioral and Policy Sciences in the Sloan School of Management at MIT has been conducting a longitudinal study of gender in engineering education and beyond over the last thirteen years.
In the article below in Harvard Business Review, she outlines the reasons why after all the efforts to get more women into engineering programs, almost 40% of them don’t continue as engineers.
I’ve seen similar situation occur with some of the engineering students we support, and have come to realize that it will take considerable an consistent effort to change this situation, beginning with raising awareness.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions for what can be done to make change happen faster!
Narmin K. Ismail
Founder and CEO,
The Spark of Hope Foundation