Women are sorely lacking in the IT industry, and universities are taking notice and taking action with an influx of trending partnership-based programs designed to help get women in STEM--and help them stay there.

When it comes to STEM, many women report experiencing negative stereotypes in class, and many say they lack female role models. Two-thirds of women in a recent CDW-G survey said they struggled with confidence.

The survey included 300 women who are current STEM college students, recent graduates, and those who chose to leave technology, science and math programs.

Forty-eight percent of survey respondents said being a woman...

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