Thrive | Autumn 2018
OPENING OUR EYES TO STEM In late 2016, the Office of the Chief Scientist published Busting myths about Women in STEM.
The paper dispels four damaging myths facing women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and highlights the need for ongoing action to encourage and support women to pursue careers in these areas. Statistics show that while women are just as talented and capable as men in STEM fields, the gender pay gap, workplace discrimination and a belief that STEM professions are â€˜maleâ€™ roles discourage girls and women from pursuing these careers. This is something CSU is trying to remedy.