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Women4Stem

Leadership through STEM

The Women4STEM Daring Circle aims to increase the representation, leadership and impact of women with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills at all stages of the pipeline from school to boardroom, and to highlight the strong connection between STEM skills, access to jobs and potential for positive societal impact.  

Our world is experiencing rapid disruption The future is digital. Everyone in our societies, not just engineers and astronauts, but also musicians, lawyers and artists will need STEM skills to succeed. At the same time, the world urgently needs these skills to shape a more inclusive and sustainable future. From health applications to climate solutions and beyond, STEM skills save lives and deliver meaningful livelihoods

Yet today there are serious gender imbalances in STEM. At every stage of the path to STEM leadership, there are fewer girls and women. Internationally, women account for 20% of the engineering workforce and 32% of employees in Data and AI [1]. Existing initiatives to encourage girls and women to study STEM and embark on STEM careers are not delivering results at the pace and scale we all need. The pipeline is leaking female talent and with it, investment in pro-diversity STEM initiatives.

When STEM loses women, it also loses their talents and differentiated perspectives which economies and organisations need to remain competitive in the digital economy transition. At the same time, women lose the opportunity to fully contribute to creating a better and more inclusive world. 

Across our research, action and communication, the Women4STEM Daring Circle aims to harness the potential for STEM skills to help close the gender gap, drive innovation and inspiration, and ultimately create the conditions for women in STEM to thrive across recruitment, retention and advancement to leadership.

 

The Daring Circle is led by Bayer, in collaboration with AXA, Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas, Microsoft, Publicis Groupe, P&G and L’Oréal. The Circle is supported by BCG as Knowledge Partner, with contributions from Numeum, 50 in Tech, BecomTech, Cercle InterElles, Simplon, and Politecnico di Milano and HEC Paris as Academic Partners.

Discover our report in collaboration with BCG  “The Network Effect: How Women Beat The Odds To Get To The Top In Tech” here.

[1] World Economic Forum (2021) Global Gender Gap Report 2021.

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REPORT: THE NETWORK EFFECT: HOW WOMEN BEAT THE ODDS TO GET TO THE TOP IN TECH

BCG and the Women's Forum (Women4STEM Daring Circle) developed a picture of the work environment for women in tech. Women face significant hurdles getting to the top in tech, and companies have a vested interest in supporting them to accelerate through the ranks.
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WOMEN4STEM REPORT 2020

Discover the new Women4STEM Daring Circle report now.
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THE STEMKEY INITIATIVE

We are building a community of STEM Sisters, women committed to STEM advocacy, who create a human connection and inspire potential STEM girls to find their own path to invent tomorrow’s jobs. If you are a woman in STEM interested in joining the STEM Sisters community, sign up!
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STEM POWER: FOR THE WOMEN WHO LOVE SCIENCE

Since its launch 20 years ago, the “Women in Science” initiative co-founded by L’Oreal and UNESCO has celebrated women for their contribution and expertise in science.
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DR. ROSE M. MUTISO, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE MAWAZO INSTITUTE

Co-Founder and CEO of The Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa, and promotes public engagement with research.
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REPORT: THE NETWORK EFFECT: HOW WOMEN BEAT THE ODDS TO GET TO THE TOP IN TECH

BCG and the Women's Forum (Women4STEM Daring Circle) developed a picture of the work environment for women in tech. Women face significant hurdles getting to the top in tech, and companies have a vested interest in supporting them to accelerate through the ranks.
Read more

WOMEN4STEM REPORT 2020

Discover the new Women4STEM Daring Circle report now.
Read more

THE STEMKEY INITIATIVE

We are building a community of STEM Sisters, women committed to STEM advocacy, who create a human connection and inspire potential STEM girls to find their own path to invent tomorrow’s jobs. If you are a woman in STEM interested in joining the STEM Sisters community, sign up!
Read more

STEM POWER: FOR THE WOMEN WHO LOVE SCIENCE

Since its launch 20 years ago, the “Women in Science” initiative co-founded by L’Oreal and UNESCO has celebrated women for their contribution and expertise in science.
Read more

DR. ROSE M. MUTISO, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE MAWAZO INSTITUTE

Co-Founder and CEO of The Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa, and promotes public engagement with research.
Read more

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REPORT: THE NETWORK EFFECT: HOW WOMEN BEAT THE ODDS TO GET TO THE TOP IN TECH

BCG and the Women's Forum (Women4STEM Daring Circle) developed a picture of the work environment for women in tech. Women face significant hurdles getting to the top in tech, and companies have a vested interest in supporting them to accelerate through the ranks.
Read more

WOMEN4STEM REPORT 2020

Discover the new Women4STEM Daring Circle report now.
Read more

THE STEMKEY INITIATIVE

We are building a community of STEM Sisters, women committed to STEM advocacy, who create a human connection and inspire potential STEM girls to find their own path to invent tomorrow’s jobs. If you are a woman in STEM interested in joining the STEM Sisters community, sign up!
Read more

STEM POWER: FOR THE WOMEN WHO LOVE SCIENCE

Since its launch 20 years ago, the “Women in Science” initiative co-founded by L’Oreal and UNESCO has celebrated women for their contribution and expertise in science.
Read more

DR. ROSE M. MUTISO, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE MAWAZO INSTITUTE

Co-Founder and CEO of The Mawazo Institute, which supports the next generation of female scholars and thought leaders in East Africa, and promotes public engagement with research.
Read more

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