The debate surrounding the number of women in technology is still ongoing, but that doesn’t mean women aren’t taking more important roles in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics as we speak. In fact, according to studies by the New Jersey Institute of Technology and its online masters in computer science department, the barriers that have been preventing women from taking more active roles in technology are slowly fading away.
Lack of recognition is one of those barriers mentioned in the study. The number of female scholarly award winners is still half of male winners. The same can be said for the use of STEM degrees in non-STEM fields. Women are twice as likely to work in education or healthcare, despite having a degree in technology or engineering.
You can learn more about how women are quickly filling key position in technology from the full infographic below.
Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away from Science is an infographic by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.