State of Women in Engineering 2021

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Don’t Stop Me Now: Even the Covid Pandemic Couldn’t Halt Stem K-12 Outreach

Supporting the educational pipeline, SWE, teachers, students, and STEM groups put their problem-solving skills to…

An Overview of SWE’s Covid Research

Research conducted by the Society of Women Engineers as well as other organizations provides glimpses…

Biden Doubles Down on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Advocates aim to widen their reach in this window of opportunity, moving beyond the mere…

Title IX Update

Biden begins the effort to remake the Trump/DeVos Title IX rules through an executive order…

SWE Works to Go Beyond Title IX as a Member of Societies Consortium

The Society of Women Engineers is among 125 members acting to advance inclusion, excellence, and…

31 Questions for Future Research

The National Academies report shows an urgent need for leadership and action to help academic…

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…

Promising Practices for Opening Doors

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a consensus study report in early…

Dispelling the Myth of the Math Prodigy

The idea that success in STEM fields such as engineering, math, and physics requires “genius”…

Male Allies: A Potential Force for Improved Workplaces

As documented in the 2019 SWE research issue, the idea that combating gender inequality in…

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.