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

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

By: National Research Council (author), Committee on Women in Science and Engineering (author), Policy and Global Affairs (author), Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel (author)Paperback

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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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Committee on Women in Science and Engineering, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 The Representation of Women Scientists and Engineers in Industry; 4 2 Barriers for Women in Corporate Culture; 5 3 Corporate Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Women Scientists and Engineers; 6 4 Attributes and Strategies for Successful Employment in Industry; 7 Conclusions; 8 Appendix A: Approaching Change; 9 Appendix B: Related Tables

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309049917
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780309049917
  • ISBN10: 0309049911

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