An industry-backed collaboration has launched a program to provide scholarships, internships, mentorship, and leadership development for students pursuing STEM degrees at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
It seems like a no-brainer. If a company wants to treat everyone who has a certain disease with its new drug, then it should test that drug in, well, everyone. But that isn’t always the case, even today.
As lifespans and career trajectories shift, the needs of (mostly male) older workers actually have a fair amount of overlap with those of female workers, as well as millennials.
“Women can be pregnant and give birth to people, bring them into the world, raise a full human being. But if you just say, ‘operate this heavy machinery,’ it’s ‘oh no, they can’t do that!’ For some reason, it seems difficult to see women operating in various commercial operations, especially STEMM-related ones.”