'It's not a skills problem.' That's what people often say when talking about the shortage of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. And that's true. So what's keeping women from STEM? There are a number of issues, but it's largely about exposure, said Dr. Beth McQuiston, a neurologist and medical director at Abbott. And McQuiston knows about this first hand. She was working as a renal dietitian in a Chicago-area clinic when she realized neurology was a career someone like her could also pursue. 'I would read these dense medical manuals about the brain for fun and my friends at the hospital who were doctors said to me, 'You could do that. You could be a neurologist,' ' McQuiston said. That's just what she did, leading to a career in which she now combines her passion for nutrition with her love of neuroscience. McQuiston shared her story, as well as insight on our high school STEM internship program, during a panel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's International Women's Day Forum.