For many first-generation college students from working-class backgrounds, life after college is not devoid of obstacles to upward mobility.
The cubicle to your right is occupied by Joshua. Joshua’s been around a while, but you don’t understand how he still has a job.
Today, women comprise only 25 percent of the STEM workforce, 4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs, and earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to an average income difference of $10,762 per year. The numbers tell the story—gender inequality is still a pervasive problem in the U.S.