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One recent article in STEM Education  noted that Women have made progress in science, technology, engineering and math, yet movement into male-dominated STEM industries has slowed down considerably in the last 20 years.

Less than one-quarter of Canadian women work in the sciences, a number mirrored in the United States, where 26 percent of women had STEM careers in 2011. While up from seven percent in 1970, that’s only a three percent increase since 1990.

Although we’ve seen “pockets of success,” such as more professional networking groups, women’s progress in STEM careers has stalled, says Co-President of the Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN), Geologist Alicia Bjarnason.

Please read more at http://www.stemeducationawareness.ca/canadian-innovation/challenging-the-barriers-between-girls-and-stem

 

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