Women at NASA
NASA employs more women in the scientific and technical workforce today than during Apollo. You probably knew that. But did you know how many women are employed by NASA? I’ve seen presentations by NASA’s Office of Education not once but twice recently boasting of the statistics, and so I thought you might like to see them too.
- In the 1970’s, NASA’s S&T workforce was 3% female. Today, it is 22%.
- In the 1970’s, the population of Senior Executives at NASA (SES) was less than 1% female. Today, it’s 25%.
Not bad, NASA, not bad.
I suppose we have some work to do.
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