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Why Can't Women Break Through The Tech Ceiling?

Why can't women break through THE TECHCEILING? The funnel below shows the drop in female participation in STEM sectors in the UK from GSCES to board members. STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths. GCSES 49% 51% A-level 42% 58% Higher Education 66% 34% Workforce participation 68% 32% Board participation 85% 15% Lower female participation in STEM sectors is not due to ability. Statistics show female students outperform males in almost all STEM subjects. SCES: Female A-C Male A-C Grades Grades 70% 66% A levels: Male A-C Female A-C Grades Grades 78% 73% A SURVEY OF STUDENTS CONDUCTED IN AGED 14-16 2010 FOUND FEMALE STUDENTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO AGREE WITH THE STATEMENT "I don't think I'm clever enough to understand science and technology." 31% Research conducted by of STEM companies in developed Western nations Expert Market found have ONE or ZERO women on their board of directors (compared to 13% of non-STEM companies) After six years of an all male board, the successful social media platform Twitter finally appointed their first female board member, Marjorie Scardino, in 2013. If we look at SILICON VALLEY men start up about 97%f † 11 of the tech companies. These tend to have been created with other men, who network with and employ other men, making it hard for women to advance. expert market

Why Can't Women Break Through The Tech Ceiling?

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Research from Expert Market shows women working in UK's STEM sectors are struggling to break through the tech ceiling. Find out why with this infographic:


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