By: Olusola Amusan, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Africa
It’s been a long-standing trend that men far outnumber women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This blog post shares three important reasons why this is a problem.
At the heart of the matter is that while there are more jobs in STEM than any other industry, women still continue to hold more traditional roles. This impacts not only their earning potential but our chance to have an all-important female voice in science.
We need to encourage girls at a young age to engage with and explore their interests in STEM subjects so that careers in this field become a reality for them. One of the ways Microsoft is doing this is through our partnership with the Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility and Children’s Rights (CSR Children).
Click here to learn more about why science education for girls matters.