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How Organisations Can Support Women in STEM

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Despite progress in recent years, women in STEM still face significant barriers. Gender stereotypes, unequal opportunities, and a lack of representation are just a few of the challenges that continue to hinder gender equality in STEM fields. Addressing these issues is crucial for creating a more equitable and inclusive environment.

Overcoming Obstacles in STEM Careers

The road to success in STEM can be particularly challenging for women, but many have navigated these obstacles with resilience and determination. By discussing these challenges and the strategies used to overcome them, we can provide valuable insights and encouragement for others facing similar hurdles.

Supporting Women in STEM

How Organisations and Individuals Can Help

Support for women in STEM can take many forms, from mentorship programs to policies that promote gender equality. Organisations and individuals alike play a crucial role in creating opportunities and supporting women’s growth and development in these fields.

Initiatives and Programs Promoting Women in STEM

Here are some Key Dates that you can use to platform Women in STEM:

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – 11th February

International Women’s Day – 8th March

International Women in Engineering Day – 23rd June

Ada Lovelace Day – Second Tuesday in October

Examples of Events and Activities

Companies should utilise key dates throughout the year to celebrate and empower women in STEM. Examples of events and activities could range from conferences and workshops to networking sessions and speaker series, all designed to highlight the achievements and potential of women in these fields.

Best Women in STEM Speakers

Laura Winterling with space suitThere are a huge variety of incredibly talented Women in STEM on the speaking circuit.

For events celebrating International Women in Engineering Day, Civil Engineer Ayo Sokale is a great option.

For women who have made strides in space science, there’s Helen Sharman, Britain’s first ever astronaut, planetary science professor Suzie Imber and former Astronaut trainer for the European Space Agency Laura Winterling.

Baroness Nicola Blackwood has had an impactful role in shaping science and technology policies, whilst Dr Suzy Walton has made strides in military suicide research and is the former Vice President for the Royal Society of Medicine.

For women in Technology, Professor Sue Black is a Computer Science guru, Dr Kerry McInerney is an expert in AI ethics, and Kitty Horlick is a cryptocurrency and NFT specialist.

How These Events Promote Gender Equality in STEM

Booking Women in STEM speakers for events not only celebrates existing women’s achievements, but also serves as a platform for discussing ways to achieve greater gender equality in STEM. They provide spaces for sharing experiences, fostering collaborations, and driving forward the agenda for a more inclusive scientific community.

How The Speakers Agency can help

If you’re planning a conference, workshop or guest speaker lecture session, get in touch with The Speakers Agency today to see how our roster of expert can help you.

After two decades in the business, we have helped countless clients deliver inclusive and impactful events.

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