Deston wrote a blog for Simplilearn on the need to attract more women into STEM careers.
The percentage of women in STEM careers lags far behind its potential.
Women account for just 27 percent of STEM workers (those using science, technology, engineering, and math skills), despite making up 48 percent of the workforce, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1970, women made up 38 percent of the workforce, but only 8 percent of STEM workers. READ MORE