‘Follow Your Passions’ Advice Keeps Women From STEM Fields, Says Research
23 May 2023
Young adults embarking on new careers are often advised to follow their passions. However, a new study shows that this advice may narrow people’s career choices and contribute to the lack of women in STEM fields.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs recommended that graduating students follow their passions in a commencement speech he gave at Stanford University. "You've got to find what you love….Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle," Jobs instructed.