Despite being an underrepresented group in STEM professions, Black women are relatively less likely than white women to associate STEM with masculinity, and more likely to begin STEM studies in college.
When women are confronted with negative stereotypes about women and math ability, they underperform on math examinations, and activity in brain regions associated with depression and social rejection is seen.
Showing the number of current applicants for a job posting increases the likelihood that job seekers—especially women—will apply.
In a study of Malawi farmers, women learn an agricultural technique as easily as men, but are unsuccessful in spreading this knowledge to others.
Encouragement via email can increase female students’ interest in STEM conferences.