Women in STEM in Canada
Technology is a fast changing and highly developing industry that requires more and more new talents. A significant lack of a workforce is combined with an upsetting and alarming gender gap in STEM.
• Male STEM graduates were more likely than female STEM graduates to be employed in a STEM occupation.
• Women in Canada Are Less Likely to Enter, More Likely to Leave STEM Fields
• In 2017, women earned approximately one-third (35.8%) of all recipients of STEM postsecondary degrees in Canada.
• Women with STEM credentials were more likely than their male counterparts to be unemployed or not in the labour force.
Key characteristics of the longitudinal sample of STEM graduates
|Sample including all STEM graduates||Sample including only STEM graduates employed in 2006 and 2016|
Source: Statistics Canada
Women in STEM in the USA
Most women in STEM jobs in majority-male workplaces, in computer jobs or with postgraduate degrees say they have experienced discrimination at work
Source: PEW Research Center
Women in STEM working in majority-male workplaces perceive more gender inequities
What we do to close gender gaps
Mentoring helps your leaders and rising stars practice their communication skills. Whether mentoring happens in one-on-one or group settings, it encourages women to practice effective, clear communication. (Forbes)
Women think if they stand up and say “I did this”, that they are bragging. But it’s not bragging. It’s making your capabilities and success known. (Page Ripani, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton)
If you are two different people at home and at work, then you are not being authentic. I aspire to be the same person wherever I go. (Nasrin Resai, Global Enterprise and Security Leader, GE)