Bridging the talent gap in Denmark: Insights from female representation in STEM

Bridging the talent gap in Denmark: Insights from female representation in STEM

Danish talent fundamentals are strong. Women already comprise more than half of university graduates. However, women continue to be underrepresented not only in leadership positions but also in areas that increasingly shape society.

Denmark has historically been at the forefront of promoting gender equality. In the past few years, however, Denmark has been falling behind peers. While in the top five of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index in 2014, Denmark’s ranking dropped to number 14 in 2017.

This report seeks to contribute to bridging the talent gap and will present new evidence on the hurdles faced by women throughout their career journeys, derived from a case study on gender imbalances in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).