Sex Roles (2015) 73:276–278 DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0522-9 BOOK REVIEW Women in STEM Careers: International Perspectives on Increasing Workforce Participation, Advancement and Leadership. Edited by Diana Bilimoria and Linley Lord, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2014. 256 pp. $130 (hardcover) ISBN:978-1-78195-406-5 Virginia Franke Kleist Published online: 12 August 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015 Too often, it seems that research about women in Science, from 30 % in 2000 to 27 % in 2009, not a good trajectory Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers focuses (Breede et al. 2011). on the negative- what is wrong, what are the ongoing obsta- Beyond the data, the ongoing underrepresentation of wom- cles women continue to face in the workplace and the myriad en in critically important STEM fields does a disservice to any of reasons why women choose to drop out of the STEM work societal goal of gender parity. This situation does not look environment after years of formal education and effort on the good, and it really has not improved much over decades, de- job (Vedantam 2012). Nearly half of US women in SET are spite well-intentioned governmental or organizational efforts likely to drop out over time (Hewlett and Sherbin
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