Women in STEM

Promoting gender equality in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce.


For every dollar a man earns, a woman only earns 86 cents in the United States. 


In 2014, for every ten scientists in Singapore, only three were females. The participation rate of women in STEM climbed from 23.6% in 2004 to 29%. 


71% of Multi National Companies have a board of directors consisting of less than 20% women. 


April 21, 2018

“We wear no mark; we belong to every class; we permeate every class of the community from the highest to the lowest; and so you see in the woman’s civil war the dear men of my country are discovering it is absolutely impossible to deal with it: you cannot locate it, and you cannot stop it.”

It seems bizarre that more than a hundred years ago, Emmeline Pankhurst’s fierce words rang through the crowded streets of Hartford, Connecticut. Far from London’s soaring cathedrals and rain-engulfed streets, her voice seeped into the homes of revolutionaries, artists, and royals alike, with a single message; injustice will not be overlooked.

In the age of unfathomable technological d...

January 7, 2018

Q: In what ways can we help the under representation of women in STEM fields?

A: I think the good news is that this issue is getting a lot more attention than it has in the past. Role modelling and trying to embolden it through awareness. One of the areas I think that has a lot of opportunity, is to help people understand the importance of diversity of thinking, and having women involved in the innovative space; to drive innovation and change. The cognitive diversity that only women can bring into STEM, for instance, in engineering, helps to diminish some of the cognitive biases that prevent radical innovation from occurring. 

Q: In terms of misconceptions within the tech...

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""To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.""

—  Hillary Clinton, 2016

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