Our Project Need
A great need in our community that our team is planning to address is the gender gap in STEM. Currently there are only 100,000 women who have a bachelor's degree in a STEM field compared to 200,000 men. Women are underrepresented in the STEM field and even get a lower salary than their male co-workers. Approximately 24% of women have a STEM occupation, and most are Caucasian women. Although our community is rich in aerospace resources and jobs these opportunities are rarely filled by women from our community due to lack of information and access to them.
Even women who do have a job in the STEM field are paid less than their male counterparts, which we feel is incorrect.