Widening the talent pool


Fiona McBride

Widening the talent pool

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The IP industry could be doing more to promote gender equality but women in the industry need to share their experiences and ‘sell’ the profession to young people, says Fiona McBride of Withers & Rogers.

Why is it important for women to be involved in the IP industry?

It’s important that more young people, women and men, have a career in IP on their radar. The industry needs talented people of all genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds to reflect the needs of society and to play a role in supporting innovative companies in bringing their inventions to market.

In the past, women have had less exposure to the IP industry due to their comparatively low take-up of science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

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