Here’s why we need more women and girls in STEM

As the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, climate change, and other critical issues, the equal participation and leadership of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines is more important than ever. Addressing existing underrepresentation could not only bolster technological growth and innovation, but it’s also an economic necessity. In Europe, for instance, if companies were to double the share of women in the tech workforce to about 45 percent, or an estimated 3.9 million additional women by 2027, GDP could get a boost of as much as €260 billion to €600 billion, write Sven Blumberg, Melanie Krawina, Elina Mäkelä, and Henning Soller. On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, explore these insights to understand the benefits of encouraging and supporting women in STEM, and dive into interviews with women leaders in these fields.

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