This main focus of this paper is to reduce the gap between women engagement in undergraduate and career level trends in STEM fields. The literature explored points to the major influence of sociocultural factors in the gender gap at the employment level. Therefore, this study examined possible success factors for solutions to this disparity specifically at the workplace. The findings showed that the implicit gender biases programs became more effective when they enforced experiential learning and occurred at appropriate durations. It was also found that the hiring phases could be more gender balanced using language and application screening tools along with objective assessment replacing interviews. Finally, recommendations regarding workplace policy reformations, bias training programs, and fairer hiring processes are proposed for the context of Egypt.
Sociology, Egyptology & Anthropology Department
Mohamed Mahmoud, Reem
"Women in STEM: Gender Biases and Employment,"
The Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 8, Article 3.
Available at: https://fount.aucegypt.edu/urje/vol8/iss1/3
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