The state of play in diversity and inclusion in STEM - A review of empirical evidence, focusing on gender

Fahmida N. Chowdhury, Galia Marinova, Ella Ciuperca, Basabdatta Sen Bhattacharya, Mary Doyle-Kent

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

Abstract

The importance of gender balance in all workplace environments cannot be overstated. Organizations that create diverse and inclusive work environments are more adaptable, creative, and become magnets that attract top talent. In this paper we explore a few case studies from several countries to examine the status of women in science and technology, focusing mainly on engineering. We present historical information regarding the first women's entry into the profession, the current situation, and any trends that can be observed from available data. The data and associated contexts show that in the cases where parity is achieved there is a link to both fast-paced economic development requirements and to the ideology and policies of the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-575
Number of pages6
JournalIFAC-PapersOnLine
Volume54
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event20th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture, and International Stability TECIS 2021 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 14 Sep 202117 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Cross-cultural aspects of engineering
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Engineering ethics
  • Technology
  • Women in engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The state of play in diversity and inclusion in STEM - A review of empirical evidence, focusing on gender'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this