SALT LAKE CITY — Women employed in science, technology, engineering and math may make more money than people in other fields, but they are professionally hobbled by gender discrimination when they work primarily with men, a new report says.
The report, released Tuesday by Pew Research Center, paints a troubling picture of how women believe they are treated in some of the best-paid and fastest-growing segments of the workplace.
More than three-quarters of women who work in STEM fields at male-dominated workplaces report experiencing at least one type of gender discrimination, ranging from being turned down for a job to making less than a man for the same work.
Reports of discrimination are highest among women with advanced degrees and those who work with computers. Just 4 in 10 women in computer occupations — jobs that include computer scientists, systems analysts, software developers, information systems managers and programmers — say they are given equal opportunities for promotion and advancement.