It is shocking that in 2014, we are still having a conversation about the status of women in the workplace. But as we know and discuss often, while women have made significant advances in terms of equality in the workplace, there is still a lot of work to be done, particularly when it comes to female representation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Through interviews with some top women leaders from government and industry, Tenacity, a new short documentary film, produced by FedScoop, explores why women are still “woefully underrepresented” in these fields.
“I’m thrilled to unveil our first-ever FedScoop mini-documentary on such an important topic,” said Goldy Kamali, CEO of FedScoop. “This is journalism that will make a difference in our community by raising awareness of the very real challenges women overcome in business and industry, and will show young women that anything is possible.”
The experiences that these female leaders share in their interviews, give an unprecedented and eye-opening look at what their early careers looked like, how the fields have since changed, and what obstacles are still standing in the way for women.
If you have 15 minutes, we urge you to watch the film in its entirety. It is inspiring and at the same time serves as a reminder that there’s still so much work left to be done. Now let’s get to it!
Meet the women featured in the film
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., U.S. House of Representatives
Ellen McCarthy, chief operating officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions – Civil
Maria Horton, former CIO at the National Naval Medical Center
Marisa Raether, senior principal consultant, Intuitive.IT