Recap – Article Discussion at Beacon Cafe

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Fort Worth SWE members met on September 16th for breakfast at the Beacon Cafe at Hicks Airfield in Fort Worth. Section president Jody Snow shared the latest section news with members and led a discussion based on a recent article about gender disparity in engineering. The article questioned whether highlighting the gender disparity in engineering could actually be counterproductive to encouraging more women to pursue the field. It suggested that young women may choose not to consider engineering if they are reminded that it is a male-dominated profession. Section members discussed how to encourage the perception that both women and men can be engineers while not ignoring the issue of gender bias in the workplace.

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