Supporting and increasing the number of women and those from diverse backgrounds in the STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – fields is a passion at Abbott. That's why we're proud two dozen of our female STEM employees were honored at this year's Women of Color STEM conference. In fact, we've had 69 women earn accolades since Abbott started participating six years ago. Women of Color STEM recognizes outstanding STEM women, creating a forum where leaders can identify talented professionals at different phases of their careers. 'STEM education and careers challenge us to confront what we don't know and solve problems through continuous learning cycles that start during our education and continue throughout our professional lives,' said Karen Rodriguez, Division Vice President, Corporate Engineering.