It’s Women in Tech week at Marie Claire: time to join forces with brilliant women and be inspired to change your life
There's a huge gender gap in STEM industries, but that also means there's a huge opportunity to change your career and build a future that incorporates women everywhere. All this week, marking International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, we're sharing the stories and wisdom of the global leaders making a difference
Here’s a not-so-fun fact: did you know that women make up only 24 percent of the UK workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers? Or that the percentage of women appointed to tech boards has remained largely unchanged for the past 20 years?
In an industry that’s growing exponentially and offering fantastic careers, this a sad and shocking fact. Men, by and large, outnumber women venturing into STEM industries. Which means, as the AAUW (American Association of University Women) puts it: ‘the gender gap is particularly high in some of the fastest-growing and highest-paid jobs of the future, like computer science and engineering’.
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