Getting Creative with Benefits to Retain STEM Parents
Dr. Ann Clark shares her latest article on creative retention and engagement strategies for parents in STEM fields as originally published in TLNT.
People working in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and math — feel enormous pressure to put aside all other considerations and devote themselves solely to their work.
Family, friends, and other personal responsibilities are often seen as distractions at best, pollutions at worst. That’s why 43% of women and 23% of men leave their full-time STEM careers when they become parents, according to a new study from the National Academy of Sciences. This is a tremendous loss for the field, as well as for the parent from their chosen careers.
Read the full article here.