Problems with retention block STEM workforce from being more diverse

Posted 7.8.2015

From U.S. News, June 30, 2015. Article by Delece Smith-Barrow:

For women in engineering, a long career is not guaranteed.

Diana Bilimoria, KeyBank Professor, Department Chair of Organizational Behavior and Professor of Organizational Behavior"Women engineers are twice as likely to leave a company," says Diana Bilimoria, PhD, KeyBank Professor and chairwoman of organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Those who leave often exit in their 30s, feeling as though they're in an environment where they can't succeed, she says. Bilimoria discussed the importance of having a diverse workforce for science, technology, engineering and math industries during a panel discussion on June 30 at the 2015 U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in San Diego. She was joined by Elizabeth Clark, vice president and chief information officer of the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company business area in Sunnyvale, California; Daniel Sullivan, executive vice president and senior adviser of human resources at Qualcomm Incorporated; and Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute, which supports women in technology.

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