It shines a light on the male-dominated STEM companies.
Women are less likely to enter these and more likely to leave once they do.
Only 18% of women in the study opted for a business role in a STEM companu following their MBA--24% of men did.
Fifty-three percent of women started there, then left. Thirty-one percent of men did the same.
Women were more likely to start in entry-level jobs and be paid less.
Women also faced lack of role models and vague evaluation criteria. They were also less likely to have a female supervisor.
What can companies do about this?
--Start men and women are equal levels and pay.
--Evaluate the culture for hostility. Do events outside the office include women?
--Recruit senior males to sponsor up-and-coming women.
--Make standards clear.
--Provide a flexible work environment.
Come on, people--we can't dismiss half the workforce..that would be really stupid.