5 Steps Towards Bridging the STEM Gender Gap

We can not relent our efforts towards equality and equity. We must continue spreading the word, calling for action and inspiring each other. Not only women benefit from their economic and otherwise empowerment, but society as a whole.

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In 2011, when addressing the lack of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama said:

If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

By leveraging the creative energies of women, who serve as an untapped, valuable resource across all industries, companies will receive a surplus of benefits, ranging from fresh perspectives to problem-solving from female participants, a wider talent pool, and increased diversity of ideas. So, what needs to change to bridge the gender gap in STEM subjects and careers from this generation of women? Below are five steps that must be taken to empower women in STEM:

  1. Revamping the K-12 curriculum. As subjects…

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