UD's Lerner College Is Getting Serious About Getting More Women In STEM
At the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics, leaders have found that women and men major in marketing and accounting, but their finance and economics majors have been consistently dominated by male students. And retention rates of women in those male-dominated majors haven’t been so hot either, said Dana Raftas, Lerner’s director of development.
To remedy the situation, Lerner recently held two women’s business summits in Newark, Del., and New York City. The events were small but impactful: Just 20 female Lerner alums were handpicked to participate at each summit, and they were all C-suite or managing directors at large firms.