Women Scientists and Engineers Employed in Industry: Why So Few?

Women Scientists and Engineers Employed in Industry: Why So Few?

by Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309049911

ISBN-13: 9780309049917

Pub. Date: 01/15/1994

Publisher: National Academies Press

This book, based on a conference, examines both quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the low employment of women scientists and engineers in the industrial work force of the United States, as well as corporate responses to this underparticipation. It addresses the statistics underlying the question "Why so few?" and assesses issues related to the working

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Overview

This book, based on a conference, examines both quantitative and qualitative evidence regarding the low employment of women scientists and engineers in the industrial work force of the United States, as well as corporate responses to this underparticipation. It addresses the statistics underlying the question "Why so few?" and assesses issues related to the working environment and attrition of women professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309049917
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
01/15/1994
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
IThe Representation of Women Scientists and Engineers in Industry5
IIBarriers for Women in Corporate Culture17
Access17
The Workplace Environment20
Retention28
IIICorporate Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Women Scientists and Engineers51
A Look at Six Companies51
Elements of Effective Programs65
Addressing Attrition82
Evaluation of Programs83
IVAttributes and Strategies for Successful Employment in Industry87
General Characteristics87
Additional Qualities of an Effective Manager or Entrepreneur96
Success Factors for the Woman Entrepreneur99
Strategies for Success100
VConclusions105
App. A: Approaching Change113
App. B: Related Tables127

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