One Size Won’t Fit All: The Unique Challenges of Diversity in Computing

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Today, almost half of all STEM jobs are in computing. And growth in computing jobs should outpace growth in other STEM sectors over the next decade. This is a unique opportunity to boost the presence of women in STEM. Females now hold only about 1 in 4 jobs in the computing sector – and that proportion actually declined since the mid-1980s. The voices of today’s high school students can provide deep insights for tailoring strategies that encourage a new generation of girls to see computing careers as a perfect fit.

The One Size Won’t Fit All webinar was hosted by NGCP and the Student Research Foundation (SRF) on October 29, 2019. In the webinar recording, presenters share its latest research on gender and STEM and how adults can attract more girls to computing fields by taking steps  in-school, out-of-school, and at-home.

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