State of Women in Engineering 2021 – Literature Review Sidebar Article

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31 Questions for Future Research
The National Academies report shows an urgent need for leadership and action to help academic…
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Women Deans and Directors of Engineering Programs in the U.S.
In 1984, Eleanor Baum, Ph.D., became the first woman appointed dean of an engineering program…
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Gender Equity and Social Justice at Uber and Google

The existence of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination in the tech sector has been the subject of many books and articles, some of which have been described in previous SWE literature reviews. 2020 saw the publication of a memoir by one of the best-known victims of the hostile climate for women in tech: Susan Fowler, who “blew the whistle” on the ride-sharing company Uber.

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Male Allies: A Potential Force for Improved Workplaces
As documented in the 2019 SWE research issue, the idea that combating gender inequality in…
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Dispelling the Myth of the Math Prodigy
The idea that success in STEM fields such as engineering, math, and physics requires “genius”…
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Promising Practices for Opening Doors
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a consensus study report in early…