It's the Environment

A survey finds that women leave engineering jobs due to the environment in the office.

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There we go again. Here's a

There we go again.
Here's a suggestion, just to break the slump: have you ever considered to investigate why MEN leave, change their job, are unhappy etc.? No? Guessed so.

I have a daughter and a

I have a daughter and a nephew who are engineers, and from both perspectives, it sounds like a very challenging environment for women. There may be men who don't like it, but I suspect that the inequities are much worse for the people who are the targets (females) than even sympathetic observers (males).

My daughter is interested in

My daughter is interested in engineering and I work to promote education and workforce in the life sciences industry. This study is extremely discouraging (a trend that appears in other male dominated fields such as computer science). The bottom line is competitive advantage. If these firms and the US want to maintain competitive advantage there has to be greater attention paid to human resource assets (e.g. employees). Having anyone leave an in-demand field because of the environment is a major problem for any firm (costs, productivity, hiring, etc.).

As a female software engineer

As a female software engineer and IT manager, I have been lucky to find a semi-academic work environment that is supportive and convivial. I don't take this for granted. Women, if your work life sucks, you don't have to take it; vote with your feet!

So how many men leave

So how many men leave engineering, the assumption is that all men stay? Is that true?