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Engineering Gender Balance

Engineering Gender Balance

A short talk to encourage, even inspire colleagues to make a bold commitment to achieve gender balance in our engineering school. Presented 16 Sep. 2016 at our faculty retreat.

Lorena A. Barba

September 16, 2016
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  1. GENDER BALANCE ENGINEERING

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  4. LOW PARTICIPATION FIELD FOR WOMEN: ENGINEERING, 1993, 2002, 2012 NSF

  5. LOW PARTICIPATION FIELD FOR WOMEN: MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS, 1993, 2002,

    2012 NSF
  6. HIGH PARTICIPATION FIELDS FOR WOMEN: BIOSCIENCES & SOCIAL SCIENCES,1993–2012 NSF

  7. IN THE US, 20% OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS ARE NOW WOMEN

    Joanne McGrath Cohoon, UVA ASME.ORG
  8. 60-40% GW SEAS CLASS 2020

  9. AT GW SEAS, IT’S NOT US … COUNT OF STUDENTS

    ENROLLED: MAE VS, BME 0 0.15 0.3 0.45 0.6 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  10. LET’S MAKE A BOLD COMMITMENT That our goal is 50-50%

    and we’ll do what we can to achieve it.
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  14. “Women who left reported feeling belittled or undermined by their

    supervisors and co- workers, and they struggled to advance in a workplace.”
  15. NADYA FOUAD, CO-AUTHOR OF THE STUDY WHAT SHOULD EMPLOYERS DO?

    ▸ Create a culture with no tolerance for incivility ▸ Model changes from the top down ▸ Make system-wide changes, reinforced by accountability ▸ Make sure that work expectations are very clear.
  16. CONFERENCES MALE-DOMINATED

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  21. ON MY SYLLABUS

  22. DO? WHAT ELSE CAN WE