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Posted by Tony Velocci at 5/23/2010 9:00 PM CDT

In an era when women have eclipsed men in college enrollments in the U.S., and are leaders in science and industry, but have not selected engineering careers in aerospace as often as they have chosen other science-based fields, you have to wonder what companies need to do to encourage more technically-oriented females to join their ranks.

This is about more than just meeting HR guidelines and building a more diverse workplace in a world hell bent on political correctness. The aerospace industry, comprised mostly of men, is graying and will be losing much of its engineering and technical talent in coming years. The fact that the industry has been so slow to reach out to women in the past is also why there are relatively few females in aerospace boardrooms.


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