Gender equality – one of the United Nations (UN) 17 sustainable development goals – encompasses a wide range of issues that are prevalent in varying degrees across the globe. This includes the political and economic representation of women, and equal access to education and healthcare, but one common theme worldwide is the disparity between male and female employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries. The figures depend on the industry and by nation but, according to Women into Science and Engineering’s (WISE) UK statistics, women make up 25% of employees overall in STEM fields, with only 13% holding management roles.

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