STEM industries have a problem. She Maps has the answer.
- Two thirds of children aged nine to eleven draw a man when asked to draw a scientist.
- 16% of university and VET STEM graduates are female.
Gender bias begins in Primary School, including girls perceptions around their future in a STEM career. If we, as a country, are going to equip our children (of both sexes) for the future, then engagement in STEM across the curriculum is needed from primary school through high school and into tertiary education.