Currently, women represent just 24% of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce. Today’s Money JAR explores why women are underrepresented in the technology world. Hosts Todd and Evan interview guests Janice Levenhagen-Seeley of ChickTech.org and Lydia Dishman- Contributing Journalist for Forbes.com, who share their unique perspectives on how parents can encourage their daughters to pursue STEM careers and what role companies can play in closing the gender gap. Join us for a thought provoking episode as we tackle one of the hottest topics in the business world right now.
Lydia Dishman is a Journalist contributing to T Magazine Online at The New York Times, Fast Company, Forbes and others. Lydia is a seasoned, versatile business reporter and editor who’s covered a wide variety of topics from arts, banking, construction and law to manufacturing and travel. Follow her on Twitter @lydiabreakfast Janice Levenhagen-Seeley is the founder and program manager for ChickTech- a multi-generational community of women and girls helping each other to become technology creators. Janice is also an owner and principal of Embla Consulting, a marketing and business consulting firm for small businesses. Janice has a BS in Computer Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Willamette University.