Progressing and retaining women in science, technology, and innovation (STI) becomes increasingly more complex as STEM generally fails to provide a safe and warm environment where women naturally feel they belong. Gender Stereotypes and implicit bias are contributing to the gender pay gap. Especially looking at computer science and engineering, which are among the highest-paying STEM fields, women remain underrepresented. Gender stereotypes still significantly impact today's society, and more importantly, people don’t hold themselves accountable, unaware of their implicit bias towards women regarding careers and science.
Actions to be implemented
Identify implicit bias and gender stereotypes tied to STEM culture and diagnose the root causes of gender stereotypes by creating a simulation-based game. This game provides a tangible solution to test personal bias, implements strategies to reward unbiased behavior, and promotes accurate role models with real-life features and skills.