Some of the most common occupations for American women in 2015 included elementary and middle school teachers, registered nurses, secretaries and admin assistants, customer service reps, accountants and auditors, and cashiers, but women are accessing careers in scientific and technical fields and excelling.
According to the Women’s Bureau, female-dominated occupations have been found to pay less than male-dominated occupations with the same skill levels, and women have relatively low shares of employment in high-paying jobs such as those in transportation, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.
But as the number of employers that have more than 20% women at the senior level increase, more STEM employers are helping women prepare for, advance in, and retain non-traditional, high-growth, and higher-paying jobs.
Promoting Greater Access to and Preparation for Better Jobs for Women
Take the employers with top women technologists at the annual Women of Color STEM Conference.
Women are making critical contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovation at top employers, thanks, in part, to recruitment, retention, and advancement policies, strategies and practices being deployed to ensure success in leveraging the full spectrum of talent available to employers and institutions engaged in advancing STEM technologies and innovations.
Employers at Women of Color STEM Conference include technology companies, telecommunications conglomerates, automobile manufacturers, aerospace, and defense technology companies, manufacturers of glass, ceramics, and related materials, primarily for industrial and scientific applications, public utilities, medical devices manufacturers, the U.S. military, and global logistics companies.
This year, LG Chem Power is featured as having one of the top women technologists in America.
LG Chem Power is the North American subsidiary of LG Chem Ltd., one of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturers for advanced energy storage systems in the global vehicle electrification industry.
LG Chem Power Inc. is bringing the power of lithium-ion polymer battery technology to North America for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in electric vehicle (PHEV), and electric vehicle (EV) applications in the automotive, commercial, and military markets.
LG Chem Power Inc.’s Denise Gray has been CEO and president since October 1, 2015.
Gray most recently served as Vice President of Electrification Powertrain Engineering at AVL List, GmbH, where she was responsible for AVL’s Electrification Business Unit.
She is respected in the industry as the Director of Global Battery Systems Engineering at General Motors, where her team successfully developed and launched the lithium-ion battery system used in the Chevrolet Volt, working closely with the LG Chem team. The Volt uses LG Chem battery cells produced at the company’s plant in Holland, Michigan.
The company manufactures a wide range of products, from petrochemical goods to high-value added plastics, and extends its chemical expertise into industry-leading Li-ion battery solutions for all applications.
Other companies with top women technologists at the 2017 Women of Color STEM Conference include A&T, FCA US LLC, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Honeywell, Raytheon, NASA, Corning, MITRE, IBM Cloud Division, Corporation, Continental, Boston Scientific, Cisco, Dominion Energy, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Oracle, Turner Construction, United Parcel Service, and Consumers Energy.