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Tech’s leaky pipeline: Sexual harassment in college forcing women out?


The more women are sexually harassed, the more likely they will leave a field of study or work, the researchers reported. — Bay Area News Group/TNS

The more women are sexually harassed, the more likely they will leave a field of study or work, the researchers reported. — Bay Area News Group/TNS

The friends we meet along the way may help us enjoy the journey, as they say, but for many college women travelling the educational pipeline toward careers in engineering, science and medicine, the awful men they meet along the way make them cut the journey short. 

That's the conclusion of a just-released report that said despite large amounts of money and energy spent to attract women into science, engineering and medicine jobs, and retain them, “it appears women are often bullied or harassed out of career pathways in these fields”. 

   

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