The study found that bias in the workplace plays a huge role when women, especially women of color, decide to leave Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers. Through interviewing 60 female scientists and surveying 557, the researchers conclude that there are four major patterns of bias women face at work:
- Having to prove their competence over and over again
- Walking a tightrope between being seen as too feminine to be competent and too masculine to be likable
- Having their commitment to their work and their competence questioned after they start families
- Navigating the tense relationships between women that result from the gender bias they all face.
View more of the study’s findings at http://theculture.forharriet.com/2015/06/half-of-black-women-working-in-stem.html#axzz3cXOjODrY