Women in STEM
Patrice Jimerson, associate vice president Diversity & Inclusion, Agilent Technologies
"I believe one of the reasons that gender equity continues to be an issue is because we’ve been thinking of gender in monolithic terms, when we should really be thinking about intersectionality. Your race and socioeconomic background affect your access to education, your political power, and your pay equity. If your parents weren’t in a STEM-related field, you’re much less likely to choose that field yourself. Until we take all the layers of identity into consideration, we will continue to see low representation rates."