Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Find Out How to Recruit and Retain Talent in the New Generation of STEM Graduates This Fall in Boston

70/30.
That is the sad ratio describing gender diversity in STEM-intensive industries.

Apple's workforce: 70% male, 30% female.
Googles? That's right, 70% male, 30% female.
Yahoo? You guessed it, 70/30.

The question confronting CEOs of many of the leading companies in the world is "how do we achieve balance by recruiting and retaining qualified women" into the workforce? 

This question will be tackled head by some of leading talent acquisition professionals in corporate America at the Women in STEM Idea Exchange Summit, taking place October 21, 2014 at the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University in Massachusetts.

This is your opportunity to learn from and interact with Amy Van Kirk, Parexel; Sachin Sahney, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; and Emily Cournoyer, Covidien as they discuss:

Future of the American Workforce: How to Recruit and Retain Talent in the New Generation of STEM Graduates.

A balanced STEM workforce is crucial to America's innovative capacity and overall global competitiveness. According to the US Department of Commerce, "women are vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs and among STEM degree holders despite making up nearly half of the US workforce and half of the college-educated workforce." Companies are heavily investing in recruitment initiatives across the nation to create a pipeline of women graduating and going into STEM fields. However, despite the current efforts there is a clear gender bias when looking at the amount of women in STEM careers. What should companies do to change the environment and corporate culture that is lagging behind the retention rates of non-STEM industries? How can companies appeal more to the female workforce and create career longevity for these talented women? This session, featuring key industry leaders in STEM talent retention, will address the pivotal points and strategy in recruiting and retaining women in the STEM workforce.

To see all the sessions designed to help you change the future of the workforce in your organization, download the brochure: http://bit.ly/1mIlScp

Don't miss this unique opportunity to listen, learn, discuss and be inspired by professionals developing the STEM workforce of tomorrow. Register today: http://bit.ly/1zsBdUe

Looking forward to seeing you at the Summit!

Best,

The Women in STEM Exchange Summits Team
#WomeninSTEM
@WISExchange
Steamacceleratorblog.iirusa.com

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