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UWM Study Finds Work Climate the Main Reason Women Leave Engineering
March 10, 2011
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.
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