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

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

Rebecca Turkington

Rebecca Hughes

February 11, 2019

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) remains stubbornly low around the globe. Globally, ladies represent just 35 % of greater training STEM pupils, and hold hardly 5 per cent of leadership roles into the technology industry. Studies have shown that increasing the variety of ladies in STEM industries can drive development in economies across the world, and it is very likely to make technology more comprehensive and responsive. Yet, one area where women’s involvement hasn’t gotten significant attention are at the juncture of STEM and international policy. Several of today’s most persistent international challenges—from nuclear policy to climate change—require diverse input through the STEM community.