Telle Whitney

Why Women Leave STEM Fields & How to Retain and Promote Them

“The companies that have really made a commitment to creating change, they look at the ways promotions are decided, because often it’s very ad hoc….and consciously or unconsciously, the managers, who are primarily men, just don’t see the characteristics (in women) that they believe you need in order to advance.” Telle Whitney on Green Connections Radio

Pursuing a career in STEM requires investing many years in education and dedication, so why do women leave these fields so often? How can we attract, retain and promote more women in STEM into leadership instead?

Listen to Telle Whitney, diversity expert, former long-time CEO of the Anita Borg Institute and founder of the famed Grace Hopper Conference – that attracts over 18,000 attendees and serves over 750,00 women technologists – in this insightful interview with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson. She provides valuable career advice too.

You’ll hear:

  • Why women tend to leave STEM fields today.
  • How she fell into computer science after studying theatre.
  • How companies advance women in STEM into leadership roles.
  • The gifts of teams with more women, diversity.
  • Specific career advice, especially for women in STEM… and much more!

Read my Forbes blog on my interview with Telle about recruiting more women in STEM and about career advice for women in STEM too.

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