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Shifting the gender balance in STEM: a panel discussion to celebrate IWD

Today in the UK, only 24% of STEM roles are held by women. Improving female STEM representation is not just a social and moral imperative – there are financial benefits as well.  According to a recent report from McKinsey, ‘Delivering Through Diversity’[1], companies in the top-quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 21% more […]

International Women’s Day: Shifting the Balance in STEM

International Women’s Day has its origins in 1908 when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours. Meanwhile, in Germany, Clara Zetkin, leader of the ‘women’s office’, suggested having an International Women’s Day and 100 women from 17 countries signed on. The first International Women’s Day was […]