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Stemming the Tide:Why Women Leave Engineering
What Companies and Educators Can Do Workplace climate is a strong factor in why women leave engineering, according to a new National Science Foundation-funded report, "Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering." Conventional wisdom holds that many women engineers leave their careers to devote time to their families. But the study says this is not the case--that engineering culture is often more to blame.
Stemming the Tide: Why Women Leave Engineering was published in March 2011 by the university's Center for the Study of the Workplace.
Dr. Nadya Fouad, Professor with the Department of Educational Psychology
"This is not a 'woman problem'," says Nadya Fouad. "This is the engineering profession's problem. There are things we can do."
Dr Romila Singh, Associate Professor of Organizations and Strategic Management, Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.