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Women & Power Issue

Missing in action

As some of the female executives on our Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts list confirm, women are still regrettably scarce in science and math fields.

DECADES AGO, as a dewy-eyed staffer at Working Woman magazine, I helped fill those pages with articles bemoaning the dearth of women on corporate boards, yet I was confident that would all change as qualified women moved up the ladder. Fast-forward 20 years. The magazine’s gone defunct. The blogosphere is aflutter over Twitter’s all-male board of directors. And here we go, writing the same story all over again. Truly, has nothing changed?

One area where women are still woefully underrepresented is on the boards and management teams of companies in the so-called STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and math.

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