In the United States today, women make up an estimated 47 percent of the workforce. In the science and engineering field, however, women are far less represented than men. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women hold only 25 percent of occupations in computer and mathematical sciences, and only 13 percent of occupations in engineering.
The Virginia Festival of the Book is an exciting event that brings local, literary scholars great joy each year.
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, an organization that seeks to inspire cultural engagement and intellectual curiosity within the citizens of Virginia, funds this special occasion. Since its inception in 1974, the VFH has created more than 40,000 humanities programs that serve throughout the globe.