Published on June 18, 2019
by Dan Verton, Content Leader & Strategist
The Prevention Podcast, Season 2, Episode 22: STEM's Dirty Little Secret
A less palatable explanation that few in academia and the federal agencies that fund STEMM research would like to acknowledge has a lot to do with how young women are treated in college and during the early stages of their careers. In fact, the latest data and studies by the National Academy of Sciences point to a disturbing trend: Women are being bullied and harassed out of STEMM careers.
To make matters worse, young women still don’t have the proper resources at their disposal to submit formal or anonymous reports of harassment. This is academia’s dirty little risk management secret that needs to be addressed. On this episode of the Prevention Podcast, we shed much needed light on the risk to America’s leadership in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
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About Dan: Dan Verton is the Content Leader & Strategist at LiveSafe. He is also an award-winning journalist, former military intelligence officer, and author of Left of Boom: The Citizen's Guide to Detecting and Preventing Terrorist Attacks.