The Shriver Report – STEM gap

Special Edition

A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
Want to Help Women? Help Men.
In her thoughtful op-ed in the New York Times, family historian Stephanie Coontz answered the question ”How Can we Help Men?” with a ringing endorsement of gender equality: “By Helping Women,” she answered. I’d like to suggest the converse is equally true. How Can We Help Women? By Helping Men.  → Read More
Headlines from the Front Lines
More Leisurely Dads, Breast Feeding Barriers and $100 that is worth a Million
Can’t believe Friday is here! Where does the week go, anyway? Here’s our weekly roundup of some of the best headlines from across the web—the must-reads and what you may have missed, all in one place! Enjoy.  → Read More
Breaking the Mold
GoldieBlox: Disrupting the Pink Aisle With Toys for Future Engineers
As a girl growing up in a small town in Rhode Island, I never actually heard the word, “engineering” until I was a senior in high school. At the time, my math teacher suggested I pursue it as a college major. I couldn’t understand why she thought I would want to be a train driver! Luckily, I heeded her advice and tried Mechanical Engineering 101 my freshman year at Stanford. To my surprise, I loved the class and declared it as my major. Unfortunately, I was one of very few women to follow this path. The statistics are dire: only 11% of engineers in the US are women.  → Read More
Breaking the Mold
Women in Engineering: Thriving in a Man’s World
When a male enrolls in college and selects a major such as engineering, the reactions from family and friends alike range from “Congratulations,” “What area is most interesting to you?” to “That’s impressive, good luck.  → Read More