In the run-up to International Women’s Day last week, IP professionals Amelia Ross and Emma Norris from Keltie posted a great blog on “Phenomenal Females – Inventors that the world should know about”. From WiFi to phone chargers to water safety systems and even DNA itself, they celebrate some of the female inventors who’ve made important technological breakthroughs in the 19th to the 21st Centuries. And they ask – as we should all do – why although 46% of the UK workforce is female, only 15.5% of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) workers are women, with only 8% female engineering professionals.
These are great female role models, whose stories often go untold. Raising awareness of their work is an important step towards a better gender balance in STEM careers and the innovations that result.
You can read Amelia and Emma’s article here. Please share it, in particular if you do careers talks or outreach work in schools. (And don’t forget to take our Careers in Ideas resources with you too!)