11 Ways Women See STEM as a Four-Letter Word

This article originally appeared at ravishly.com on July 17, 2014, who asked me to contribute.

So many articles about women in STEM are quite long because the issues faced are complex and multifactorial, so I took a unique approach be encapsulating the topic in 11 variations on the STEM acronym.

“STEM” usually stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—but sometimes it represents several roadblocks to those fields.

Here are some alternate STEM acronyms preventing women from finding success in science and technology.