Co-workers say you’re too aggressive, and suggest you act
more feminine. Your boss continuously questions your work, but
readily accepts the work of male counterparts. Your PhD adviser
suggests that your pregnancy is distracting you from finishing your
thesis. Many women pursuing careers in the science, technology,
engineering and math (STEM) workforce face such scenarios. Yet they
seldom receive instruction on how to best handle them.
The result? Women leave STEM jobs or are dissuaded from seeking