Most of us would agree that a workforce skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is an important component of 21st century global competitiveness. But thanks to a new report from the U.S. Department of Commerce, we also know that holding a STEM degree and working in a STEM-related field also significantly narrows the income gap between women and men and increases our nation’s potential for innovation. So what’s the problem? Women remain vastly under-represented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders – and this disparity has persisted over time. One solution? Count the STEM majors who work in the field of education!
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