Women In STEM: A Cause Worth Fighting For

million women mentorsDid you know that men make up more than 75 percent of workers in the science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) professions? Women continue to be poorly represented in STEM fields of study and STEM careers—even though they fill close to half of all the jobs in the United States.
Recently, our client Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) partnered with an advocacy organization called Million Women Mentors (MWM) to put the spotlight on women in STEM. MWM’s goal is to encourage men and women from across the country to mentor women, because studies show that mentorship plays a critical role in helping women opt for and stay in STEM careers.
Working with the facts and statistics that MWM gave us, we helped write a compelling white paper that transforms the hard numbers into a call for action that will (hopefully) help MWM get a million mentors for women in STEM by the year 2018.
The white paper is among Dragonfly’s most high-profile projects: it’s slated to be presented before members of Congress soon. We’re proud to have helped with such an important cause!
Lalitha is a writer and editor for Dragonfly Editorial.

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