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UWM Study Finds Work Climate the Main Reason Women Leave Engineering

March 10, 2011

Romila Singh (left) and Nadya Fouad After years of investing in strategies to encourage more women to pursue a rigorous engineering degree--and succeeding--U.S. engineering firms are now facing a problem in retaining qualified women engineers. Why are so many women leaving the field--or getting their degrees but never entering the field? The top reason isn't family, according to the study, conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but an unfavorable work climate. Full Story

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