On August 3, 2017 a New York Times articles reported on several studies which have uncovered some of the discrimination female executives continue to face, even when they become the chief executives of publicly traded corporations. One study found that activist investors are more likely to target female executives while another reported that women in top positions are not given the authority or support to make necessary changes to corporations. In addition, over 600 American corporate boards lack a female member, making the promotion of women to top positions less likely.
The Center for Research on Gender in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) fosters social scientific research on gender disparities in STEMM fields.
We take into account the ways in which men's and women's professional opportunities are shaped by race, ethnicity, nationality and sexual identity as well as gender.
We study these processes within specific professions, including academic science, medicine, and STEMM industries.
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