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Senators Launch Bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus


Rep. Chrissy Houlahan helps to launch the bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus.

The senators said the caucus will provide a platform for lawmakers and industry leaders to discuss solutions to address the lack of diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Credit: houlahan.house.gov

U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have launched a bipartisan caucus to unlock more opportunities for women and girls to participate in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers.

The 2019 Census found women composed half the workforce, yet accounted for just 27% of STEM workers.

Meanwhile, women represented only about 25% of computer workers and 15% of engineers.

The senators said the caucus will offer a platform for lawmakers and industry leaders to discuss solutions for STEM's lack of diversity.

The caucus will prioritize pathways for helping women return to the workforce, including those with STEM backgrounds and those interested in career changes.

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