Despite the great strides made in tackling gender equality across the employment sector, it is still apparent that women remain an underrepresented demographic within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
According to the UNESCO 2017 Women in Science paper, women represent less than 30% of researchers globally. The Women’s Engineering Society also disclosed that only 15% of engineering and technology undergraduates are female, with women accounting for only 9% of the UK’s engineering workforce.
These findings point to the challenges in the education system in ensuring the participation of women across STEM. As such, it is imperative that employers and education providers develop a strategic response which can diversify educational paths and increase the availability of high-quality STEM careers.
Now with a greater government focus in increasing equality across the STEM landscape, this year’s Women in STEM Conference is perfectly timed to provide attendees with the opportunity to assess the latest engagement solutions; and adopt new practices with the aim to inspire and empower more women and girls to excel in STEM education and careers.
This pivotal conference is the ideal opportunity to hear first-hand from STEM Learning, WISE Campaign, WES and many more on the 22 May 2019 in Central London as they share sector-leading insights on how all education providers and employers can work effectively in collaboration to further advance women and girls across a competitive STEM landscape.
In our biggest interactive platform yet, this is an invaluable opportunity to hear leading developments from:
Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE, Chair of the Board, STEM Learning
- Keynote: The Next Steps for Gender Equality in STEM Education and Employment
Ruth Blanco, Communications Director, Wise Campaign
- Keynote: The STEM Pipeline: Supporting Education and Career Progression for Girls and Women in STEM
Elizabeth Donnelly, Chief Executive, Women's Engineering Society (WES)
- Morning Keynote: Supporting Recruitment and Retention for Women in STEM Industries
And many more…
Book your place
All STEM Learning subscribers are eligible for an exclusive 20% discount to attend this year’s Women in STEM Conference. Contact Daniel Evans on Daniel.email@example.com and quote WIS19-SL0