The Gender Divide: Interview with Nita Patel, IEEE Women in Engineering Committee Chair (.PDF Download)

Why have so few women taken up engineering as a career?
I think there’s a component of awareness and stereotypes involved. Awareness in that many people don’t know what an engineer does or what it means to be an engineer. There are stereotypes and misconceptions about engineering. Also, there are stereotypes about the capabilities required. I think there’s a stereotype and bias that implies...

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