Expanding gender equity: Results from a cross-national, cross-sector study of women in engineering and information technology careers

  • Date: –12:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Room 80115
  • Lecturer: Dr. Tracey Peter, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Organiser: The Centre for Gender Research, in collaboration with the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology
  • Contact person: Minna Salminen Karlsson
  • Seminarium

On the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields, and the lingering stereotypes and biases that shape women's day-to-day workplace experiences in STEM-related employment sectors.

Women continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) fields. This public talk will present results from a study of women’s retention and advancement in engineering and information and communication technology (EICT) careers. Overall, our findings suggest that despite increased efforts to improve gender equity across STEM fields, inequalities, stereotypes, and biases remain problems in Germany, Sweden, and Canada to varying degrees, which shape women’s day-to-day workplace experiences across employment sectors.

Dr. Peter will be presenting with her research team: Dr. Lyn Hoang (postdoctoral fellow); Dr. Jennifer Dengate (Director, EDI Research and Projects), and Ms. Cornelia Kauenhowen (graduate student).

Dr. Tracey Peter is an award-winning Professor of Sociology and the Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) at the University of Manitoba in Canada. She is the principal investigator on the federally funded (SSHRC) multi-year grant investigating women in engineering and computer science. Dr. Peter specializes in research that advances equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) as well as social justice and human rights for marginalized populations, particularly relating to gender equity and LGBTQ youth.

Last modified: 2021-07-05