STEM MOMS: Moms Are Performing Better in Tech Startups

Moms Are Performing Better in Tech Startups

There is still a big gap between the number of male and female workers in tech. While larger corporations still prefer to hire men for tech-related jobs, startups and newer businesses value women tech specialists more than ever. There are a number of reasons that fuel this shift towards more female tech workers according to studies compiled by New Jersey Institute of Technology and its online masters computer science department.

For starters, women, especially moms, are known to have better intuition. They work better in analyzing user experience and creating a totally positive UX in general. Yes, women are rated as more empathetic towards customers, allowing them to have better insight when developing tech-related solutions. On top of that, women tend to listen better and can come up with creative solutions faster.

Despite these shifts, there are still discrepancies on the market. You can learn more about these differences from the full infographic, Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away From Science?

The New Jersey Institute of Technology created this infographic:'
Madison Main
When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.

18 Responses to “STEM MOMS: Moms Are Performing Better in Tech Startups

    robin masshole mommy
    4 years ago

    I have to be honest, I never cared much for science and I LOATHE math. I know that is just me, but if there are moms who actually enjoy that stuff – more power to them. I will just sit here and write 🙂

  • Love this so much. I recently wrote an article on how we need to begin encouraging young women into technology and science based fields. It’s so important!

  • Wow, you have a lot of data here to process. I knew women were not represented well in this field but I didn’t know to what extent. Thanks for enlightening me.

    Reesa Lewandowski
    4 years ago

    I would love to see my daughter in a STEM field one day! I love seeing campaigns gearing girls towards these fields.

  • I love this post! Definitely some very compelling statistics! I keep seeing more and more girls and women getting educated about this and I couldn’t be prouder! It’s about time!

  • I love this. I have never been a math fan, but I enjoyed science.. I ended up getting my Masters in Legal Studies though because law has always been what came naturally to me. My sister in law though just about finished her BA in engineering.

  • Very good article to start march, national womens history month. We understand the importance of STEM field and hope we continue in it’s success.

  • Amen I work in technology as we all do as bloggers and your right we do have better intuitive instincts. Companies really need to give more women including mums a chance to prove their worth x

  • I’ve never been into things like that really. My youngest daughter though, she loves math and science! STEM is right up her alley and loves when we do STEM projects.

  • Honestly I’m not a huge math gal but I loved taking my college labs. I hope my children gravitate towards Stem when they get older.

  • This was so interesting. I’m not great at math or science, but I know plenty of women who are. I think we need to encourage more women to get into these fields.

  • Interesting read. No one should tell anyone that one person is better at something than the other, especially at such a young age. Educators anger me. Thank goodness for school choice!

  • That’s great and shows great societal growth. I agree with the study about female intuition we definitely have an advantage in that area.

  • I love this. If women are interested in science, they should pursue it! I’m all for men and women to study and enter a field of work that they are passionate about regardless of social norms.

  • This is a great post – it’s shocking to see the misrepresentation because on stereotypes. Just look around at all the blogging babes that are making living out of their little corners of the internet. We rock at pretty much everything;) x

  • I love that you’re writing about this! My eight year old daughter is the SeaWorld guest kid blogger and has been so interested in science since before she was even walking. Girls in science rock!

  • This is really interesting! As homeschoolers we are constantly trying to incorporate new STEM activities into our day. My oldest (girl) enjoys using STEM toys, but tends to put them down after a bit to read a book or draw. My middle guy however will sit on the computer and us SCRATCH all the live long day if I let him. I try to let them follow their interests as much as possible while giving them the tools they need.

    4 years ago

    I think these statistics are important for people to see. Women can do anything they set their minds to.

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