Working Woman Report News Brief (3/27/14)

A NEW STUDY RELEASED BY THE L’OREAL FOUNDATION, REVEALS SOME INTERESTING NEWS ABOUT WOMEN PURSUING CAREERS IN SCIENCE AND MATH. THE STUDY FOUND THAT IN HIGH SCHOOL, WITH LITTLE OR NO CHOICE ABOUT THE SUBJECTS THEY STUDY, GIRLS PERFORM AS WELL AS BOYS IN SCIENCE COURSES. YET, FOLLOWING GRADUATION – WHEN YOUNG ADULTS CAN DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES WHAT PROFESSION TO PURSUE – THE NUMBER OF WOMEN ENTERING SCIENTIFIC CAREERS DRASTICALLY DECLINES. THE REPORT CONCLUDES THAT THIS WIDE DIVIDE STEMS FROM GENDER STEREOTYPES THAT LEAVE YOUNG WOMEN BELIEVING THAT SCIENCE IS NOT A VIABLE CAREER PATH.

IN OTHER NEWS, REALOGY HOLDINGS A GLOBAL LEADER IN REAL ESTATE HAS BEEN NAMED A 2020 WOMEN ON BOARDS “W” COMPANY. A WINNING “W” COMPANY IS THE 2020 CAMPAIGN’S DESIGNATION FOR COMPANIES THAT HAVE 20% OR MORE OF THEIR BOARD SEATS HELD BY WOMEN. THE CAMPAIGN IS COMMITTED TO INCREASING THE NUMBER OF WOMEN ON U.S. BOARDS TO AT LEAST 20% BY 2020. FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE SIMPLY HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE www.workingwomanreport.com

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