In the digital era that you live in today, more and more women are considering their careers in the field of law, business and medicines.
But unfortunately even today there is very less number of women who are actually taking up careers of an engineer or a scientist.
The question that arises here is “Why are women still not considering a career in the STEM?” If you go through the published data you will realize that there are very few women who are pursuing studies in the field of Mathematics and technology.
It is probably social as well as environmental barriers that are preventing women from pursuing careers in the technical field. On International Women’s Day, new initiatives are being taken in order to encourage more women from pursuing higher studies in the technical field.
Barriers that prevent women from taking up STEM
One of the major reasons why there are very few women pursuing studies in the technical field is certain stereotype biases. If for example there is woman student is pursuing studies in Maths then she will always have this social barrier that women are not good in Mathematics.
Moreover, you will also see that in a room where a Mathematics examination is being conducted there are more men than women. This automatically makes the woman believe that most women are not good in Mathematics. It is these behaviors that might have a very negative impact on the women.
The concept of growth mindset benefits girls
The individuals have a fixed mindset are of the opinion that intelligence is static. This means that there are some individuals are of the opinion that the mindset of the individuals does not change.
But there are some other individuals who are of the opinion that intelligence is not static and can be developed. It is the belief in the fact that intelligence can be developed that is leading more and more women to take up a STEM.
In order to bring about a change in the mindset of women, it is first required for the women to change. If they change, then their family members would also change that would finally bring about a development in the way of thinking of the entire world.