Women in STEM

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Women represent 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, but certain types of jobs continue to be heavily dominated by males across the country and in Kern County. Jobs requiring STEM training (science, technology, engineering, and math) are especially skewed in terms of gender.

KEDF’s newest initiative brings together local female STEM professionals in settings where they can share experiences, meet other professionals across industries, and advance their own careers.

Nurturing increased STEM interest among women and girls can open up a world of opportunity for them and, at the same time, take Kern County’s workforce and economy to the next level.