Women in Physics & Astronomy: Moving Beyond "the Woman Problem"

Professor Fran Bagenal
Laboratory for Atmospheric & Space Physics
Dept. of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado
Preferring pragmatic approaches to issues, I present statistical studies of demographics by professional organizations such as the American Institute of Physics that show practical reasons for moving from "how do we help these poor women" to "how to educate/hire/retain the talent we needed to supply a technically-trained workforce." I will discuss the professional pipeline, where it is leaky and ideas for fixing the leaks.

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