Women & STEM DC Session
Globally, women are underrepresented in STEM at all levels. According to the OECD, only 29 percent of those in science research and development are women, with a low of 19 percent in South and West Asia and a high of 48.8 percent in some countries like Malaysia. This disparity of inclusion will further perpetuate gender-biased technology in different parts of the world. How can we create a new narrative on the crucial participation of women in STEM, which can address gaps in technology design and usability? How should different stakeholders work together to encourage women and girls pursue careers in STEM?