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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

STEM Sector Women: Only 12.8% (UK)

Only 12.8% of Workers in the STEM Sector Are Female

[] | June 29, 2016

Women currently make up 47% of the UK workforce.
However, only 12.8% careers in the science, technology, engineering and maths sectors (STEM) are held by women.
Furthermore, only six per cent of software engineering positions are occupied by women, according to data in the 2014 'Women in Public Life, the Professions and the Boardroom' House of Commons briefing paper.
Factors contributing to the disparity include a disproportionately low number of women choosing careers in technology and a lack of retention in the industry.
This lack of engagement is resulting in the tech industry missing out on half of the UK workforce – and the industry is already suffering from a lack of talent.


<more at; related articles and links: (Women in STEM. Office of Science and Technology Policy. July 28, 2015) and (These STEM initiatives are inspiring women and girls around the globe. January 22, 2016)>

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