It's the year 2016, and unfortunately, we still meet big inequalities between women and men, but I would say we're on a good path to “balance“. Of course, there will never be perfect equality, that is just impossible; it's like yin and yang, you need black in white and white in black. But concerning the Stem field, women in STEM need to consider studying, excelling and building up their career. Look at successful STEM companies, many of them are lead by women: Xerox, Google, General Motors, etc. But no one pays attention to that; doesn´t mean it can't be true. This cliché of women, stationed in the kitchen and taking care of children, should be erased from the minds of ladies and gentlemen. This is the prie focus of tutors and mentors, they try to break the shell of young women so they can believe in themselves. I know you might say that this seems natural since this is how was for centuries, and it was, it shouldn't be anymore. The time is different, everything is going forward, everything is changing. Before men were seen as the predator, but now there are many possible leaders. That is what we call evolution.
A good example is Ellen J. Kullman, former Chair and Chief Executive Officer of E.I. du Pont in Wilmington and a former director of General Motors. Even though there might be some doubts about her leadership because of her unexpected departure from Du Pont. Her achievement is enormous.
She wasn´t afraid to study in a STEM field; she got her bachelor degree in Mechanical engineering at Tufts University and Masters in Management. After getting her degrees she started at General Electric. Five years later she joined Du Pont as marketing manager making her responsible for DuPont´s business platforms and evolution of the company outside the U.S. Hardworking and motivated, she soon reached the attention of her supervisors and in 2008 was named the Chief Executive Officer. She was the company´s first women in charge after 212 years of company history. Kullman's career is used as a model and encouragement to young women by private tutors, and tutors for STEM subjects. She drives females to tutor others whether it be math, english or french. by A year on she was elected as Chair of the Company making her part of Forbes´s list of most powerful women. From 2004 to 2008 she was the director of General Motors and in 2006 became part of Board of the Trustees of Tufts University. From 2011 to 2013 she was part of the Business Council at Tufts University. She was also the one to push Du Pont on the China´s market. Simply, her career is more than motivating.
Ellen and Dr. Anna Powers seem alike in the way that they do what they like and they believe in it. They don´t listen to any prejudices and just stay determined and focused on their ways. Trust the system. Trust your tutors.