First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Melanie WalendaFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Charles Gillespie Dr. Brian Stiltner

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

The prominent social phenomenon of sexism in U.S. society has embedded itself into society’s ideologies, oppressing the opportunities available to women across the board, especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The disparities in gender in these fields can be seen starting at a young age in school and before even entering the workforce. As the inequality continues in the workplace, it has detrimental effects on both the longevity and success of women’s careers. Women struggle to gain respect and authority in the workplace, which is reflected in the gender pay gap that is evident across all STEM careers. The consequences also extend beyond the individual. Businesses and the economy are negatively impacted by the lack of diversity and perspective that women would bring to the industry. Women in the STEM field face inequalities based on gender starting while they are in school which continue to become more prevalent throughout their career, contributing to the pay gap between men and women and negatively impacting businesses and the economy. Serious actions need to be taken to correct these disparities, focusing on eliminating implicit gender biases.

College and Major available

Welch College of Business, Cybersecurity

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300 Honors Capstone, Dr. Charles Gillespie, Dr. Brian Stiltner

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 3:00 PM

Students' Information

Melanie Walenda, Cybersecurity Major, Honors Student, Graduating December 2022.

Honorable mention, Best Visuals 2022 award.

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 3:00 PM

The Effects of Gender Inequality on Women in STEM Fields

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

The prominent social phenomenon of sexism in U.S. society has embedded itself into society’s ideologies, oppressing the opportunities available to women across the board, especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The disparities in gender in these fields can be seen starting at a young age in school and before even entering the workforce. As the inequality continues in the workplace, it has detrimental effects on both the longevity and success of women’s careers. Women struggle to gain respect and authority in the workplace, which is reflected in the gender pay gap that is evident across all STEM careers. The consequences also extend beyond the individual. Businesses and the economy are negatively impacted by the lack of diversity and perspective that women would bring to the industry. Women in the STEM field face inequalities based on gender starting while they are in school which continue to become more prevalent throughout their career, contributing to the pay gap between men and women and negatively impacting businesses and the economy. Serious actions need to be taken to correct these disparities, focusing on eliminating implicit gender biases.