Visible Minorities in STEM

Addressing Gender Imbalance By Changing Recruitment and Hiring Practices

Holding recruiters and hiring managers accountable for increasing women in STEM at all organization levels is an important strategy for making much needed progress.
— By Debra Jenkins

The gender gap in the global biotechnology industry persists, proving the stubbornness and real impact of unconscious and cultural biases. In 1997, a Bioventure Women in Biotechnology Survey reported 15 percent of the top 100 publicly held biotech companies had women in top management and 5 percent had female CEOs. Zooming ahead to 2014, the UK executive recruitment firm Liftstream's survey of 1,500 public companies in Europe and the U.S. found that female-held leadership ....