"Mansplaining" and "Manterruption" are just two issues Women in STEM face.
So what are they and what should you do when you face them?
Why YOU Can!
Young women interested in STEM lack role models and mentors. Check out these short video Podcasts from real Women in STEM explaining why YOU can be successful in STEM!
Black History Month
In honor of Black History Month Cassie is starting a STEM Black History Month series! In this series she will create a short video about one phenomenal women in STEM who leads the way in minorities in STEM.
Did you know that minorities make up only 16% of STEM and Black women make up less than 3%?
Shirley Ann Jackson
Sexual Harassment is a form of discrimination.
Florida Statues Section 110.1221
Chapter 60L-36.004 of the Florida Administrative Code prohibits sexual harassment in the workforce and defines it as:
“unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature from any person directed towards or in the presence of an employee or applicant when…
Condition of employment
Used as basis for employment decisions
Interferes with an individuals work performance or creating an intimidating hostile, or offensive working environment”
There are 2 types of sexual harassment:
Quid Pro Quo
When the harasser is in a position of authority over their victim.
When the harasser exhibits hostile misconduct that unreasonably interferes with an individuals work performance or creates an intimidating or offensive work environment.
What to do:
Instruct the harasser to stop
Document all accounts of harassment including:
What they said/did
Date, time, and place
Who else was there and witnessed the incident
Report to supervisor or Human Resources
Report to Florida Commission on Human Resources within 365 days of incident
- Report to the Federal Equality Employment Opportunity Commission within 300 days of incident