In celebration of Diversity month, we want to dedicate this episode to Diversity in the STEM workforce, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
There are many facets to diversity. Looking at females in STEM, studies show that women are underrepresented in these fields, especially in technology, engineering, and senior leadership roles; UNESCO shows that the STEM workforce is 71% male and according to the Harvard Business Review, women in STEM are 45% more likely than men to leave the industry within one year. We therefore have a panel of 4 amazing women with different backgrounds who share their stories, explain what STEM has to lose if the barriers aren’t broken down and to encourage people from different backgrounds and genders to go into STEM.
Our Panelists: Afshan Hussain - Senior Vice President, Client Services at Fishawack Health. Lisa Pratt - Senior Vice President of Commercial Strategy a biotech firm
Sonali Bhavsar - Technology Executive and Managing Director at Big 4 Consulting firm
Michelle Scarbrough - Founder of Scarbrough Strategies and Entrepreneur
Listen to the first part out of two where host Stephanie Mardini interviews the panel as they share their stories, explain what STEM has to lose if the barriers aren’t broken down, and seeks to encourage people from different backgrounds and genders to go into STEM!
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