Across the United States, colleges and schools are renewing efforts to encourage women of all ages to enter science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. As companies look to fill their technology-based job openings, many have embarked on diversity initiatives to expand their employee base and talent pipelines. Companies need to attract female college graduates and hold onto them once recruited, which can be a formidable challenge when women leave technology careers at a nearly 45% higher rate than men1. Not only is the demand for software developers on the rise, but so too is demand for the technical skills necessary to run mainframes and other technologies. Without a skilled workforce, the industry faces a workforce crisis unless it modifies its recruitment and retention strategies.