Opinion: We won't win the CHIPS race if women and people of color stay on the sidelines

Sian Beilock, president of Barnard College and president-elect of Dartmouth College; Christina Paxson, president of Brown University; and Gilda A. Barabino, president of the Olin College of Engineering and chair of the board of directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science co-authored the following opinion piece published by CNN.com.

Women have a long history of rising in times of crisis. Take the Rosie the Riveter campaign, which recruited millions of women to fill critical vacant jobs during World War II while men fought overseas. At its peak, 18 million women answered the call to join the workforce, and thanks to their participation the US war effort and economy stayed afloat.

Today, we find ourselves at a similar juncture, except this time we need engineers, not riveters.  Read more.