Posted by Aston Avery

Full STEM ahead on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, organisations, government and the UK public are being called to help change the perception that careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (also known as STEM) are ‘for men’ by shining a light on the outstanding women up and down the UK who are leading the change.

Women are the biggest and largest untapped talent pool for STEM and as the engineering skills deficit widens, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is asking people to consider a career in STEM.

New research from the IET shows that the most prevalent reasons selected by women working in STEM as to why there is such a disparity were that they are not encouraged to think about STEM careers in school (45%) and that women get put off by how male dominated the industry is (32%).

Aston spoke to Titi Oliyide, The IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year for 2023.

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