A minority woman in tech: Jeanette Prenger on being more than a ‘double check mark’

Young women still aren’t flocking to careers in science and technology, and figuring out why can be a real head-scratcher. They have the skills and academic wherewithal but still choose other disciplines, a recent study showed. And researchers point out that female students often outperform male students in math and science. So what gives? Jeanette Prenger, founder and president of Ecco Select, an IT consulting firm in Kansas City, sees mostly culture and tradition at work.


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