Scientific American: How to Find a Woman Scientist

Scientific American: How to Find a Woman Scientist. “Women from across the world continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In the U.S.—where women make up nearly half of the workforce—they were merely 26 percent of the STEM workforce in 2011 according to the United States Census Bureau. President Obama’s White House worked hard to expand the participation of women, girls and minorities in STEM fields by encouraging mentoring; initiating Let Girls Learn, a program to ensure that adolescent girls worldwide reach secondary school; and retaining women in science careers by investing in affordable childcare. Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a grassroots organization called 500 Women Scientists was established to help propel and maintain the momentum of such efforts. “