How to attract more women into STEM careers

Posted by Marketing Support on Jan 7, 2016 3:15:31 PM

Getting more women into STEM careers will require a partnership among parents, educational institutions, government, industry and organizations.

Women have made substantial inroads into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and careers over the past few years, but there’s still a long way to go. Further progress will obviously benefit the women involved, and it will also help address a worldwide need for more STEM professionals. But how do we achieve these goals? To answer this question, the Automation Federation interviewed three female leaders in STEM education and advancement.

female picNaomi Climer is the President of The Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET,, a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, inform, and influence the global engineering community by supporting technology. 



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Teresa Helmlinger Ratcliff, Ph.D., PE, is the Interim Vice Provost of Outreach and Engagement, and the Executive Director of Industrial Extension Services at North Carolina State University (, a leader in STEM education.



female 3Peggie Ward Koon, Ph.D., is the 2015 Chair of the Automation Federation
(, the 2014 President of ISA (, and the CEO and Founder of Leading Change LLC, a management consulting firm.


Here are the opinions of these three leaders on how to get more women into STEM careers, and how to help them succeed once they are on board. To continue reading, click here:  How to attract more women into STEM careers

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