Los Angeles See Jane Salon – Women Pioneers in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

See Jane Salon Video

June 10, 2014
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How can media encourage girls and women to pursue careers in science? One way is to feature exciting and dynamic portrayals of female scientists in movies and TV shows. Sounds easy enough, but the Institute’s 2012 research on the career occupations of female characters in family films, prime time and children’s television showed that there was a 15:1 ratio of male to female characters in science. Why is this so important? Because by 2018, there will be 1.2 million US job openings in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them. This See Jane Salon showcased real women pioneers in STEM along with entertainment industry leaders who are creating great female characters in science. Read More…

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