Addressing Barriers to Women’s Entry and Retention in High-Wage, High-Demand Occupations
High-wage, high-demand occupations are often male-dominated and present significant barriers to entry and retention for women. Barriers to entry into these occupations prevent women from realizing the benefits of that employment, including economic self-sufficiency, higher wages, improved benefits, broader job opportunities and advancement potential, and job satisfaction.
This infographic presents promising strategies for addressing barriers to both entry and retention for women in pursuing such occupations. It suggests policymakers and practitioners’ strategies to address inequities in access to higher education and improve mobility among underserved women.