Women in STEM in Australia: what is the current state of play, what are the key issues and why does it matter?

This paper examines the participation of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce in Australia. It begins by examining the relative participation of women in the STEM workforce, the number of undergraduate degree completions and the gender pay gap. It then examines some of the key issues, including: occupational and industrial segregation; stereotypes; career breaks and part-time employment; women leaving the STEM-related professions; lack of women in leadership roles; and discriminatory workplace practices.

Corporate authors: Professionals Australia (Organisation)

Published: [Melbourne, Victoria], Professionals Australia, 2014

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 7 p.

Access item: http://www.professionalsaustralia.org.au/professional-women/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2014/03/WOMEN_IN_STEM_v2.pdf

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