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THE MODERN BIASES KEEPING WOMEN AWAY FROM STEM FIELDS

Despite many of the blatant barriers and biases being removed from STEM fields, the number of women in STEM remains low. What are some of the next-level biases that still need to be addressed, and how can this bias be overcome?

It’s hard to argue that women are being excluded from educational opportunities. According to the Wall Street Journal, women of all backgrounds outnumber men in college courses – the Fall 2021 enrollment numbers show that it’s 59.5% women to just 40% men in the incoming class. And yet, despite having achieved parity and beyond at the starting line, women are not equally represented in the overall workforce and certainly not in STEM fields. Login to get full access to the Premium Articles.