New Report Calls for Urgent Action to Engage, Inspire and Empower Girls and Women in STEM
This new whitepaper, authored by Professor Salma Abbasi of the eWorldwide Group, provides a comprehensive analysis of the barriers facing girls and women across all stages of life that prevent them from fully participating in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The report highlights concerning statistics, including that only 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of computer science graduates are women. It underscores the urgency of increasing female participation in STEM in order to tap into the world’s full talent potential to solve global challenges.
The paper examines the multi-dimensional barriers that discourage girls from choosing STEM subjects in school and prevent women from entering and staying in STEM careers. It highlights the need for holistic, long-term approaches starting from a young age to build girls’ skills, confidence and aspirations in STEM.
The author issues a call for collaborative action across all sectors of society to create enabling environments for women and girls to reach their full potential in STEM fields. Download the whitepaper to learn more.