Top 5 Things to Look for in an Engineering School

What to Consider When Choosing an Engineering School My Story When I started studying engineering many, many years ago (okay, so I’m not twenty-something anymore), I didn’t have any idea about how to pick a good school.  So I applied for a few before doing my homework and had mixed results because of it.  I eventually settled on […]

Gender Bias in Performance Reviews

Performance Reviews:  The Hurdle that Keeps Getting Higher A NEW study by the linguist and tech entrepreneur Kieran Snyder, done for Fortune.com, found two differences between workplace performance reviews given to men and women. Across 248 reviews from 28 companies, managers, whether male or female, gave female employees more negative feedback than they gave male […]

Promoting Women in STEM Careers

3 Step Solution to Promote Women in STEM The number one way for a company to promote women in STEM is by trying to hire more females.  So naturally companies recruit.  This is done through hiring events at colleges, providing internships, and collaborating with trade organizations such as SWE and IEEE to find females with STEM degrees.  This […]

STEM Women Need Male Mentors

Do You Need a Male Mentor to Climb the Career Ladder? Wait.  Before you shoot the messenger, let me elaborate on having a male mentor on your side.  I recently participated in a women’s mentoring program at my company.  A female friend of mine remarked that all the mentors were male and was then offended.  She […]