#GoodRead | The Reason So Many Women Leave Engineering Has Nothing to Do With Kids
Engineering has a woman problem — one that starts early and snowballs over time.
To begin with, few women choose the engineering track in college: Only 20% of engineering students are female. And even those who do get the degree are relatively unlikely to go on to work in the field. Indeed, one study found that nearly 40% of women who study the discipline either quit or never actually take an engineering job. The result? About 87% of engineers in the U.S. are men.