WFG20 Italy

REPLAY: Educating in a disrupted world: the Champions who attract girls in STEM

Oct 18, 2021 | 12:50 PM - 1:40 PM


Today STEM skills are crucial and will become even more fundamental in the future. Statistics clearly show that a persistent gender gap exists at all levels in these fields as a result of widespread stereotypes. The high level speakers will stress the urgency of educating girls and young women, with particular reference to STEM subjects. Building a 'STEM' identity from primary school onwards, through dedicated programs and the use of inspiring role-models, is essential to prepare them to be key players in the jobs of the future and act for purpose. How can Governments and Businesses scale-up their best practices to attract girls to STEM studies? How can they tackle gender biases in these fields?


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