Boosting the Sustainable Representation of Women in STEM With Evidence-Based Policy Initiatives Journal Article uri icon



  • Women are missing from Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, undermining intellectual inclusivity, meritocracy goals, national competitiveness, and high-quality advances. Solutions require not only hiring more women, but boosting their sustainable representation (i.e., their lasting, substantial presence and valued engagement). Evidence-based policies can shift organizational culture, enabling women’s full and durable participation. The present review presents (1) numerous causes of women’s underrepresentation in STEM and (2) evidence-based interventions to tackling these causes. Specific policy initiatives (derived from the scientific evidence) would promote the sustainable representation of women in STEM.

publication date

  • March 1, 2021

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • January 23, 2022 12:19 PM

Full Author List

  • Moss-Racusin CA; Pietri ES; van der Toorn J; Ashburn-Nardo L

author count

  • 4

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2372-7322

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2372-7330

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 50

end page

  • 58


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