This paper will take the reader through a tour of women's history from early post-secondary school through their earlier work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. We will then explore the boom in progress driven by the need for workers of any kind during World War II. We will examine extraordinary women who changed the course of history during that time and what it was like for an average woman with a college degree. We will then look at the space race and show that the progress made during World War II was pushed back against by men and women who were not ready for women to be treated quite as equally as men. From there, we will focus on Silicon Valley and how technology advancements and start-up companies gave women a foothold to create their own futures. Finally, we will look at some current events centered around two tech-based companies, how they are failing to ethically and humanely treat women in the workplace, and how those women can now fight back against it.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2021

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan, PhD

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Safety Sciences

Document Type

Thesis - Murray State Access only

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