Check out these stats from a Newsweek story on Nerd Girls:
Forty years ago women made up just 3 percent of science and engineering jobs; now they make up about 20 percent. That sounds promising, until you consider that women earn 56 percent of the degrees in those fields. A recent Center for Work-Life Policy study found that 52 percent of women leave those jobs, with 63 percent saying they experienced workplace harassment and more than half believing they needed to “act like a man” in order to succeed. In the past, women dealt with that reality in two ways: some buried their femininity, while others simply gave up their techie interests to appear more feminine.
Here’s a hint – they aren’t quitting and they aren’t dressing like their male counterparts. They are calling themselves “Nerd-a-licious.”
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