Women in Scientific Careers
This report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee investigates factors behind the lack of gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and women's lack of progression in STEM careers, and looks at how to address these issues.
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Improving Diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
This report brings together data and research up to 2014 to build a picture of diversity in STEM, from education to the workforce. The findings show that it is still the case that women, (as well as disabled people and those from ethnic minorities or socially-disadvantaged group) are consistently under-represented, particularly at senior levels, in science and engineering.
The report recommends tangible actions for the government and the sector. Some strong themes emerge, including the need for:
- government to show leadership in tackling diversity
- a fully equipped and diverse teaching workforce
- better reporting and public monitoring of diversity data
Author(s): Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) 2014
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"Female students urged to apply for top graduate schemes"
Female students are less likely to aim for top graduate jobs but more likely to land them if they apply, says the Association of Graduate Recruiters.
Its survey of leading employers found that, while 54% of students are women, they make up just 47% of graduate scheme applicants.
But they took 49% of the posts, the responses by 170 employers showed.
"Many women don't apply for the top schemes when they should," said AGR chief executive Stephen Isherwood.
Improving the gender diversity of graduate programmes is largely a challenge of attracting women in the first place, says the report.
Once they apply women are more likely to be hired, according to the survey sent to AGR members in April this year.
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