Why women and minorities leave STEM careers

I interviewed 25 workers with STEM degrees about the trajectories of their careers. The experiences of the women and minority workers I interviewed could not be more different from the experiences of the white men who spoke with me.

White men spoke of having mentors, robust professional networks and ample opportunities for advancement. Women and workers of color spoke of social isolation, disparate treatment and dead ends.

Is it any wonder that STEM fields continue to have a problem with diversity? Read more from my report for AEI here.