Women And Minorities Shattering Barriers To Propel STEM Innovations

Organizations focused on developing and maintaining a culture of innovation need culturally diverse STEM employees, as proven by the achievements of these diverse men and women worldwide. - BY DEBORAH JENKINS

Diverse innovators have produced STEM innovations for many decades. These include the Americans George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson, English mathematician Ada Lovelace, and Poland’s Marie Curie. STEM was not an acronym used for their field of endeavors, but today, they are considered early STEM innovators.

Their common characteristic is cultural diversity, which produces different perspectives that see opportunities where others do not. Cul....