Catch 22 - improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention

Fogg Rogers, Laura and Hobbs, Laura (2019) Catch 22 - improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention. Journal of Science Communication, 18 (4). ISSN 1824-2049

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Abstract

There is a significant under-representation of women in STEM which is damaging societal progress for democratic, utilitarian, and equity reasons. However, changing stereotypes in STEM requires a solution denied by the problem — more visible female role models. Science communicators are critical to curate the conditions to bypass this Catch 22. We propose that enhancing self-efficacy for female scientists and engineers to mentor others will generate more supportive workplaces. Similarly, enhancing self-efficacy for public engagement improves the visibility of diverse female role models for young girls. These social connections will ultimately improve the science capital of girls and other minorities in STEM.

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Journal Article
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Journal of Science Communication
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
137666
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Deposited On:
09 Oct 2019 09:00
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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16 Sep 2020 05:53