Women in STEM: Bridging the gender gap
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As tomorrow marks the United Nations Women and Girls in Science Day, Frances Salisbury of Mewburn Ellis makes a rallying call for more action to inspire the female IP leaders of the future.
Women have not achieved equality when it comes to science. According to UNESCO, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Meanwhile the UN has flagged that, despite a shortage of skills in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects, women still account for only 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of graduates in computer science and informatics.
In other fields such as artificial intelligence, only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.
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