We Need to Support Women Innovators, Now More Than Ever
By Jin Kim Montclare, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NYU Tandon.
Last month Forbes published a list of America’s 100 most innovative leaders and only one woman was on the list. While there are more women who could have been easily placed on the list, the fact is that there are still too few women. Although women represent half the population and half of the U.S. workforce, they hold less than 25% of the jobs in STEM fields. Just 13% of working engineers are women. … Now more than ever, it is important to support women and diversity in STEM—especially as it applies to STEM entrepreneurship in the biotech industry.