Earning less, condescending behavior are two of the most common offenses
A majority of women employed in the U.S. in science, technology, engineering or math settings where men outnumber women, women working in computer jobs and women in STEM fields who hold postgraduate degrees have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace, according to a newly released Pew Research Center survey.
Compared with those in non-STEM jobs, women in STEM are more likely to say they have experienced gender discrimination at work (50 percent, compared to 41 percent).
The most common types of STEM-related discrimination include earning less than a man doing the same job; having someone treat them as if they were not competent; experiencing repeated, small slights in the workplace and receiving less support from senior leaders than a man who was performing the same job.
About half (48 percent) of women in STEM fields who work mostly with men say their gender has made it harder for them to succeed in their job.
For more on Pew’s findings on STEM-related gender discrimination at work, view this additional information.