What happens when 80% of your customers are female, but your engineers behind-the-scenes are 87% male? If you're Etsy, you try to fix it.
This particular summer camp isn't a place to debate the iPhone versus the Droid — it's a hands-on camp to get girls interested in engineering and manufacturing, a field in which only a quarter of the workers are women. Profiled in The Times today, the sixteen-girl camp, made up mostly of girls from low-income…
Last week, Harvard celebrated a record number of female students declaring a computer science major. But the school — and the field — may still have a ways to go.
One popular explanation for the dearth of women in science and engineering fields has been that women freely choose to leave these fields in order to spend more time with family. However, a new report shows that, at least for engineering, that isn't the whole story.