Business View Magazine June 2023

15 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 10, ISSUE 6 Source-, Jess Lee, First Published 16, May, 2023 A 2022 McKinsey & Company study found employees are more likely to be engaged at work and committed to their careers if they find purpose in what they do and are making a difference in the world. At the same time, the workforce is evolving as younger generations that emphasize the importance of making commitments to broader societal challenges – climate change, sustainability, healthcare – climb the corporate ladder. Meaning that careers in STEM and the life sciences, especially after the last few years, are expected to continue attracting talent and grow in importance. However, people of color and those living in systemically under-resourced communities, are historically underrepresented in STEM. White workers represent the majority of the workforce (67%), while Asian Americans (13%), Black (9%), and Latinx (8%) workers make up the rest, according to a 2021 Pew Research Study. What’s more, and where the industry needs to focus their attention, Black and Latinx adults are underrepresented HOW TO ENGAGE THE NEXT GENERATION OF STEM WORKERS OPENING L INES