Although nearly half of those in the nation's workforce are women, just 27 percent of those working in manufacturing are, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Interview with Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone and Dr. Francesca Catalano
What is currently the biggest challenge to women entering the field of science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM? It's about providing direction in careers, as well as boosting confidence in these technical fields that may be holding women back. The time to harvest these highly sought after technical skills should be cultivated early on.