Gender and Engineering:. What's your message to women about engineering and technical degrees? Elaine R. Borrelli, Director of Programs firstname.lastname@example.org Session: C 122. Provide a critical review of advisement and career guidance materials and suggestions for improvement.
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Gender and Engineering:
What's your message to women about engineering and technical degrees?
Elaine R. Borrelli, Director of Programs
Session: C 122
Provide a critical review of advisement and career guidance materials and suggestions for improvement.
Present and explain the findings and recommendations of the Extraordinary Women Engineers project about career choice and messaging
The state of engineering and technology advising
We investigated four specific subjects:
Five sub groups:
If we want to reach
Tell them what is real and relevant...
10Many technical careers are available in 2 years or a 4 year degree.
9As more women choose technical careers, pay equity in these careers will improve.
8Women working in technical careers are fulfilled by hands-on jobs.
7Women who break gender-based stereotypes can inspire children.
6Technical careers offer diverse work environments, giving women many options to match their personal interests.
546% of the workforce is made up of women, but only 9% of the technical workforce is female.
4Women develop pride through accomplishments in nontraditional careers.
3Our economy is changing and the number of technical and skilled positions continues to rise. In 2000 65% of jobs required skilled employees.
2Many employers specifically seek qualified female candidates for technical positions.
1TECHNICAL CAREERS OFFER FAMILY SUSTAINING WAGES.
Girls and Women are interested in careers that are:
Messages that address several of these “motivators” have far greater impact than ones that target a single topic.
Allows the engineer to see his or her ideas realized
Work-Life Balance is important
SWE’s new outreach career guidance initiative