Traditionally, it is found that there are few women in STEM ( science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, both academically and professionally. Although the number of women in STEM fields are increasing, the disparity between men and women in STEM educational and professional fields is still glaringly high (as cited in Haussman, 2014). Many researchers have explored the role of negative stereotypes behind fewer women in STEM fields. Cundiff, Vescio, Loken and Lo (2012) argued that ‘ stereotypes signal thoughts about who does and who does not belong in particular settings’ (p.542). Researchers Hill, Corbett and Rose (2010) argued that there are two main negative stereotypes about women in STEM: women are not skilled at math as
Since I was a little girl I have always been told to be on top of my studies and to go do what I love most. However, with college I am able to take on and obtain new knowledge to further my studies and do what I love most. I see college as another stepping stone into a great life and future. Being able to attend college is a blessing, this will help me understand and see the different perspective of the world around me. The final reason that led me to college is to experience the" life of as a college student".
Throughout this semester, I have been discussing the underrepresentation of female athletes in the media. This underrepresentation and the manner in which female athletes are being portrayed should be brought up because it affects how the public sees female athletes. This is a problem because it affects how people view women in sports. There are several perspectives in which this problem can be discussed and they are based on stereotypes, appearances, and the type of sports showed in media. I decided to discuss this topic because compared to their male counterparts women are seen as inferior in the sports domain.
Different dialogues and food can tell a lot about where a person is from. Therefore, understanding the culture is essential. With understanding comes respect. When in other countries, it is important to respect the culture, and the local people. Despite of your beliefs, you should not judge the country because they have a different way of living than you do.
I will not dream about success I’ll always work for it. As the only child in the family I knew that I have a massive responsibility on my shoulders. My parents knew the value of education and they sent me to one of the prestigious colleges in the country. From a youthful age my heart was in the Science and Technology field. Constantly back in my primary schooling age I have reminded my mother “mother, I want to be a scientist someday”.
The opportunities that high school offer inspired me to take action and to become involved. Balancing my studies, athletics, job, and social life has become my greatest adversity. It has lead to sleepless nights and mental breakdowns as I face its challenges. These hardships have caused me countless injuries as I challenge my body and tears as I fail to reach my goals. I
At these levels, you really are looking at the culture as a whole and not just how it affects an individual. An indivudal client may not subscribe to all of their cultural beliefs and practices, but you do not know which ones they might until you begin working with them, so it is important to have a grasp of the cultural as a whole and a willingness to respect all aspects of it. It can be a challenge to understand the differences between groups in each culture, but awareness and willingness are key. As an example, I personally have become friends with someone who is Native American, and she has told me about the culture and beliefs they learn in her tribe. She has also emphasized to me that her subgroup is different from the larger tribe, and the larger tribe is different from the “umbrella” we place all Native Americans under.
Stereotypes are only a part of the problem as unless an organization wholeheartedly supports a woman’s life journey (ex. maternity and child care) such that it does not hamper her future career progression (or men start to deliver babies themselves), women will always continue to be disadvantaged in the workplace, and the glass ceiling, will always remain in some form or the other. Given the size of the women in the labour force and the scarcity of leadership talent, utilization of their talents and skills is necessary not just from the micro-perspective of the company but from a country’s growth perspective as well. It is important to note that women who are not active in the workforce are still making investment decisions on behalf of the family and therefore ignoring the woman as a customer is a colossal mistake. More and more companies are recognizing this and have developed
There are many qualities that I hold which would contribute to diversity in the profession of engineering, as well as within the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering community as a whole. First, I’m a girl. Though this seems stereotypical to assume that most engineers are male, statistics show that there are generally more males than females in engineering professions. Females in STEM fields and all fields alike provide more insight into the way the world around them works. They hold a different perspective than many of the other people in their field, and that freshness allows others to solve problems more efficiently.