What we find even today are the pervasive barriers that restrict women’s participation in Science and technology. The present of women in the field of science and innovation remains significantly lower than for men. Even in the some of the world’s wealthiest regions this according to recent research. Despite the efforts to give women greater access to education in science and technology in some countries, the research shows they are still significantly under-represented in these two areas.
It is an equality issue women and women are not having access to the professional and income opportunities that are available. In fact, women are missing out on the enormous potential that women represent because are not participating in how the science and technology sectors are being designed and how they will affect the life of our country. Listed here are some of the key findings that show opportunity inequality.
Women have less access to resources, such as property, financing, technology and education — needed to support active engagement in these two fields. The contributions to decision making have very low rates for women in these fields. The research shows that access to education is not a solution in and of itself. There is no simple solution and special attention must be given encouraging women bad girls in these two fields of study.
What hurts women most when they enroll in science and technology programs are the large numbers that drop out. The dropout issue is due to a lack of flexible work hours and child care. Quality child care and financial resources, higher social and economic status and more significant roles in government and politics are needed to help women achieve the roles that they desire in these two fields of science.
In an age where technology is advancing at the speed of light, the need for tech-savvy women is growing fast. Technology’s disruptive power continues to grow and the need for skilled professionals has never been greater. There is a war on for talent so now is the time for women to enter and embrace the challenge. Amid the growing sign that gender has affected research outcomes and damaged women’s health, there is now a push to make science more relevant to women.
Scientist and policymakers are recognizing that research and innovation need the knowledge that comes from involving women. The change in attitude to gender issues in science over the last few years has been overwhelming. Scientist now have started to recognize that not only have gender differences been overlooked as a research variable but that they have also been unreported or under reported.
There is much work to be done but it is in the works and more women are stepping up to the plate and that’s a good sign.
Until the next time, take good care and be well.
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