In her article “We Can STEM the Gender Gap “, Karen Purcell (P.E., founder, owner and president of PK Electrical) talks about why more women are not encouraged to follow STEM career paths.
She asks “Why is there such a gender imbalance when it comes to the science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) fields? What characterizes a career in math or in science that keeps them male-dominated even today, when women, at least on paper, share the same freedoms as men? What is it about, say, physics that attracts men and repels women? Is testosterone a required variable for understanding inertia or balancing the Schrödinger equation? Why are there so few women?”
Read her full article on the Huffington Post here.