In 2016, women represented just 29% of workers with university qualifications in science, technology, engineering or maths. And that was before the pandemic disruption.
There is no shortage of projects to boost the number of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. But what we need is more hard data on whether and how these schemes are actually working.
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