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In November 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report that examined the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce. Per their findings, women only occupied 25 percent of STEM jobs. Furthermore, women who earned college degrees in STEM were less likely to pursue work in their field, opting for work in education or healthcare instead.
This information, though dismal, is not surprising when you consider that girls and women are more likely to maintain an interest in STEM careers when they have female role models within the field to look to—which, of course, is impacted when the visibility of women in STEM is barely there.