Women in STEM Careers and the Gender Gap [Infographic]

According to research from the White House Council on Women and Girls, just 25% of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce are women. If that’s not bad enough, those women are also paid significantly less than men.

For example, in the biological sciences field, the average woman’s salary equates to just 76% of the average man’s salary. In the life, physical, and social sciences field, the gender gap in earnings isn’t quite as large. In this field, the average woman’s salary equates to nearly 90% of the average man’s salary.

These are just some of the statistics found in the Women in Science: Under the Microscope infographic from CityTownInfo.com, which you can see below. And for some inspiration from women in science-related careers, follow the link to read some great quotes from the top 10 women in biotech.

 
Women in Science: Under the Microscope
Courtesy of: Citytowninfo.com

Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, BusinessWeek.com, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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