The following clip highlights both the low numbers of women in STEM fields (which many people are aware of) and the significant drop-off in numbers as women move through the stages of their careers. Most shocking to me? The percent of women in these fields continues to drop off during the transition from assistant/associate professor to full professor. Although our focus is certainly academic in this video (and throughout the blog) these trends can also be seen in other sectors.
Have you seen interesting datasets that you think are worth sharing? Leave us a link in the comments and it may be featured in future videos! And, in case some of these stats are getting you down, PNAS has some good news for you.