“To develop a cohesive and comprehensive strategy for Scotland to increase both the proportion of women in the STEM workforce, and the number who rise to senior positions in universities, institutes, public and professional bodies, business and industry.”
The report will address the vertical segregation of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce from postgraduate level to senior management/directorship in universities, institutes, public and professional bodies, business and industry. It will also consider the support for women in entrepreneurship.
The Working Group will take evidence from experts in the field, STEM practitioners and employers, and engage with stakeholders during the process via discussion fora. A formal written consultation will take place during the summer with a final consultation event in October, arranged with the Foundation for Science & Technology. This will review the evidence and recommendations in the RSE report and will involve experts familiar with relevant evidence; representatives of the STEM base and those with executive responsibility in business, institutes, universities and colleges that employ STEM graduates. The Working group will publish its final report in November.