STEM: Ask Catalyst ExpressOct 15, 2020
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) industries have experienced rapid growth in the 21st century, far outstripping other industries. It’s no secret that women who hold roles in STEM fields face significant challenges. Outnumbered by men, the culture in these industries makes women feel like they don’t belong and reinforces talent management structures that hold women back. Gender diversity is critical to innovation and maximizing the bottom line, so organizations seeking to be leaders in their field must take action to become employers of choice for high-potential women.
Catalyst STEM Resources
- Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
- Women in Energy: Gas, Mining, & Oil
- Women in Healthcare
- Medtronic: Igniting Women to Lead Through the Medtronic Women’s Network Supporter Exclusive
Excerpt: [Medtronic Women’s Network], consistently described as “business-driven and HR-enabled,” is run by employee volunteers—women and men from around the world. Members gain leadership and functional experience to advance their careers and are empowered to drive holistic change. In addition, MWN strategies are strongly linked to company metrics, success measures, and advancement opportunities.
- IBM—Leading the Cognitive Era Powered by the Global Advancement of Women Supporter Exclusive
Excerpt: In the midst of global transformation, IBM has strategically and purposefully focused on technical women’s career development and advancement. HR and global business leaders partner to drive IBM’s diversity and inclusion goals by attracting and recruiting diverse talent; prioritizing leadership development and talent discussions; and engaging as a good corporate citizen.
- Chevron Corporation—The Chevron Way: Engineering Opportunities for Women Supporter Exclusive
Excerpt: Chevron’s initiative, The Chevron Way: Engineering Opportunities for Women, is designed to strengthen the organization by increasing the company’s focus on people, in particular by attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing women throughout the company. The values associated with The Chevron Way—integrity, trust, diversity, ingenuity, partnership, protecting people and the environment, and high performance—underlie both Chevron’s business rationale and its talent management strategies, which include attracting and retaining diverse talent, identifying and developing high-potential leaders, and fine-tuning succession plans to ensure a diverse leadership pool.
- Lockheed Martin Corporation—Women Accelerating Tomorrow Supporter Exclusive
Excerpt: Lockheed Martin’s U.S.-based initiative Women Accelerating Tomorrow comprises a variety of programs, processes, and tools to support women’s advancement as part of a broad strategic effort to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent in a highly technical and engineering-focused industry.
- Closing the STEM Gender Gap
- How I Learned to Excel in a Male-Dominated Workplace
- This Teen Tech Pioneer Has Advice About Making the Future Equitable
- High Potentials in Tech-Intensive Industries: The Gender Divide in Business Roles
- High Potentials Under High Pressure in India’s Technology Sector
- Checking the Pulse of Women in Bioscience: What Organizations Need to Know
Design and Implement Customized Practices
- Vital Signs Supporter Exclusive
- Advancing Women in Tech-Intensive Industries: Transforming Organizational Cultures Supporter Exclusive
- AI and Gender Bias
- How AI Reinforces Gender Stereotypes
- AI and Equitable Hiring in a Post-Pandemic World
Other STEM Resources
- The STEM Gap: Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math American Association of University Women
- Top Companies for Women Technologists AnitaB.org
- SWE Research Society of Women Engineers
- Resources & Tools National Center for Women & Information Technology
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