Women engineers and scientists – or lack of them – has been making the news recently
Perhaps the most noticeable – the advert for EDF, which said:
‘My old school taught me that girls don’t do science.’
Nicky Rousseau works at Sizewell B. and now does outreach work to encourage girls into science…. (See Evening Standard 4/12/2014 p34 or City AM 1/12/2014 p9)
Then there has been a survey into the financial hurdles that prevent women returning to STEMM which suggested that over 52% of responders (over 5000 in total) felt childcare costs were the biggest barrier to returning to work.
Women’s hour on BBC 4 also has several bits: