Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Today marks the 4th Anniversary of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Studies show that less than 30% of researchers worldwide are females, and globally, only 3% of women are enrolled in Information Communication Technology, mathematics and statistics courses.
With the UN Women stating that long-standing biases and gender stereotypes are steering girls and women away from science related fields, equal access and participation for women is as prevalent as ever.
UN National Committee Australia’s education partner, University of Sydney Business School, have created a scholarship for their Masters of Business programs, to recognise female leadership, women’s rights and opportunities.
To discuss their relationship with UN Women and the importance of female recognition in the workplace, we had Dr. Kim Watson, USYD Business School 2015 Recipient of the UN Women Scholarship on the show.