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Summary Note: Stepping Up Women’s STEM Careers in Infrastructure - An Overview of Promising Approaches

"Increasing the employment and advancement of women in infrastructure organizations is a win-win proposition."

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Background and Purpose: What are the advantages of promoting women's STEM employment in infrastructure? What are the barriers? 

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Leveling the Pathway for Women in Infrastructure Sectors: This requires changes at all levels of engagement—in national policies, within the educational system, at the sector and industry levels, and within workplaces.

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How can Projects Close Employment Gaps in the Infrastructure Sectors?: Describing several interventions and promising approaches, organized around the stages of the career pathway. Project teams have an opportunity to design actions, analysis, and indicators around women’s employment, for example through a focus on leadership and/or on child care.

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Taking Action with Clients - Recommended Steps: Studies from a broad range of primarily private sector companies have consistently shown that organizations that launch initiatives to attract, recruit, retain, and advance women outperform those with a more homogenous workforce.