Happy International day of Women and Girls in Science! At TMOS gender equality is one of our core values and today is an amazing day to celebrate the amazing women in our team. Women who are pioneers, women who have changed the status quo and women who are constantly striving for greater gender equality within science. As a team we say thank you!
The day is important because there is A significant gender gap that has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields.
Here is a video of our IDEA Officer discussing the day and why it is important : https://youtu.be/D-fcjvNLwKk
Some facts that might shock you
•Women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues and, while they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women.
•In cutting edge fields such as artificial intelligence, only one in five professionals (22%) is a woman.
•Despite a shortage of skills in most of the technological fields driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, women still account for only 28% of engineering graduates and 40% of graduates in computer science and informatics.
•Female researchers tend to have shorter, less well-paid careers. Their work is underrepresented in high-profile journals, and they are often passed over for promotion
For more information go to International Day of Women and Girls in Science | United Nations
To celebrate international day of Women and Girls in STEM we asked some of the amazing Women at TMOS what are they optimistic about for the future and this is what they had to say: