Growing up with three younger brothers, Shay Dekock-Kruger always felt like one of them.
No one told her there were things she couldn’t do because she was a girl.
Fascinated by math and physics, today she’s an engineer-in-training with B.C. Hydro.
Being dismissed because of her gender, the 24-year-old UBC grad said, “was never an issue.”
But the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, math — don’t have a great record when it comes to gender diversity and it’s more dismal at the management level.
What can be done? How can the STEMs attract more women? Those are questions a lot of people ask, especially given today is International Women in Engineering Day.
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