Girls in STEM - and the Year is 2023
29 Mar 2023
Teaching & Learning
Inclusion , Innovation
The underrepresentation of girls in STEM fields remains a persistent problem, despite numerous efforts to address it. In 2023, the gender gap in STEM and STEM-related fields remains significant, with women making up a minority of employees in STEM. Lack of female role models, biased teaching and evaluation practices, and social and cultural factors can discourage girls from pursuing careers in STEM. Drawing together research findings and real-life stories, this session will explore the history of girls in education and highlight how we, as educators, can help achieve gender equity and true female representation within STEM. Recently-graduated students Wilma Emanuelsson and Lee Johannisson will discuss their personal experiences and highlight the importance of having role models and mentors who believe in them, as well as their journey to creating iTrack Reading, the first-ever eye-to-speech tool for dyslexic individuals.