From STEM to safety: Why More feamales in Science is a Foreign Policy Imperative

From STEM to safety: Why More feamales in Science is a Foreign Policy Imperative

Rebecca Turkington

Some discrepancies have refused to budge although global gender gaps in education and labor force participation have narrowed significantly in recent years. Women??™s involvement in technology, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) stays stubbornly low throughout the world. Globally, ladies represent just 35 % of greater training STEM pupils, and hold hardly 5 % of leadership jobs within the technology industry. Studies have shown that enhancing the amounts of feamales in STEM areas can drive development in economies throughout the world, and it is more likely to make technology more comprehensive and responsive. Yet, one area where women??™s involvement has not yet gotten significant attention is at the juncture of STEM and foreign policy. A few of today??™s most persistent international challenges??”from nuclear policy to climate change??”require diverse input through the STEM community. Continue reading