by Therese Stowell
Originally published: March 15, 2017
Although the opportunities for women in STEM are steadily increasing, we are still finding it challenging to attract girls to choose this path and to keep them in the profession as time progresses. According to the Women in Science and Engineering (Wise) campaign’s latest analysis of UK labour market statistics, women make up just 14.4% of the STEM workforce. To raise awareness and tackle the diversity issue, it is important to come together to recognise these inequalities and celebrate the achievements of women who overcame these barriers.
On the 8th March, we celebrated International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme being Be Bold For Change. It couldn’t be more relevant at a time where issues like gender inequality and stereotypes in the workplace continue to make headlines across the UK and globally. It was inspiring to stop and appreciate the progress we’ve made as well as the issues yet to resolve, and renew motivation to help drive gender equality.