Publication Date

Spring 2016


The attrition of women and minorities from careers in technology and engineering professions is a phenomenon that has been well documented, in both popular and academic literature. This attrition compounds the underrepresentation of women and minorities in technology and engineering careers caused by differential attainment of science, technology, and engineering degrees among these groups. These factors highlight the importance of strategies that help to retain these groups within engineering and technology careers, thus helping to retain diverse talent in technology firms.


Suggested Citation
Joseph, J. (2016). What are the top factors that prevent women and racial/ethnic minority employees from leaving engineering professions or the tech industry? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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