An increase in women’s employment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) would create new and highly productive jobs and boost the overall capacity of the EU economy. This is one of the findings from EIGE’s new study on the ‘economic benefits of gender equality’ released today.

The workshop on "Women in STEM: progress stalled or being eroded?" is organised by the FEMM Committee in cooperation with EIGE. It will provide a forum to review the current status quo of women’s participation in STEM and look into policy measures and initiatives that provide additional stimulus to tackle gender segregation. Despite a strong demand for professionals in this sector, women remain highly underrepresented in STEM and high gender segregation in this field narrows down employment choices, leads to a gender pay gap and further reinforces gender stereotypes.

Watch the workshop on women in STEM on 8 March from 16:15 to 17:15 CET!