'L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science' article in 'International Innovation'

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10 February 2015

In a special edition of ‘International Innovation’ focussing on ‘A Passion for Progress’ our four 2014 fellows showcase their pioneering research of as an example of what women scientists around the globe are working on.

When it comes to forging a successful scientific career, women in the 21st Century have much better prospects than their female counterparts from previous generations. Yet in spite of significant gender equality advances – set in motion during the 1960s and 1970s – women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of R&D in every region of the world.

For instance, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics estimates that just 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are female, while in the UK and Ireland women comprise only 13 per cent of STEM employees. Multiple studies have identified a number of recurring barriers to women in STEM, including a maledominated working culture, a ‘chilly’ classroom environment, the insecure nature of science research and a lack of access to mentors.
- An extract taken from the latest article on International Innovation Online.

Alternatively, you can download the article in pdf format or read the entire article as an online brochure.

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