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

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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.
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Condenses information presented at the January 1993 conference. Topics include representation of women scientists and engineers in industry, barriers for women in corporate culture, work/family issues, and corporate initiatives to recruit and retain women at six companies. Listed among the strategies for successful employment for women in science are a positive attitude and a desire to help others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309049917
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 1
I The Representation of Women Scientists and Engineers in Industry 5
II Barriers for Women in Corporate Culture 17
Access 17
The Workplace Environment 20
Retention 28
III Corporate Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Women Scientists and Engineers 51
A Look at Six Companies 51
Elements of Effective Programs 65
Addressing Attrition 82
Evaluation of Programs 83
IV Attributes and Strategies for Successful Employment in Industry 87
General Characteristics 87
Additional Qualities of an Effective Manager or Entrepreneur 96
Success Factors for the Woman Entrepreneur 99
Strategies for Success 100
V Conclusions 105
App. A: Approaching Change 113
App. B: Related Tables 127
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