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Document Number: 9484

Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation--Executive Summary - An educated STEM workforce is crucial to America's innovative capacity and global competitiveness. Although women fill close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than a quarter of STEM jobs. Some of the possible factors contributing to the discrepancy include: a lack of role models, gender stereotyping and less family-friendly flexibility in STEM fields. (U.S. Department of Commerce, August 2011)...

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