Gender and Engineering:. What's your message to women about engineering and technical degrees? Elaine R. Borrelli, Director of Programs [email protected] Session: C 122. Provide a critical review of advisement and career guidance materials and suggestions for improvement.
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Present and explain the findings and recommendations of the Extraordinary Women Engineers project about career choice and messagingLearning Objectives:
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...
10 Many technical careers are available in 2 years or a 4 year degree.
9 As more women choose technical careers, pay equity in these careers will improve.
8 Women working in technical careers are fulfilled by hands-on jobs.
7 Women who break gender-based stereotypes can inspire children.
6 Technical careers offer diverse work environments, giving women many options to match their personal interests.
5 46% of the workforce is made up of women, but only 9% of the technical workforce is female.
4 Women develop pride through accomplishments in nontraditional careers.
3 Our economy is changing and the number of technical and skilled positions continues to rise. In 2000 65% of jobs required skilled employees.
2 Many 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