Women In STEM. Call for Evidence
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, with the involvement of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, is addressing the challenge of developing a cohesive and comprehensive strategy for Scotland to tackle the under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The principal aims are to identify factors that appear to limit the proportion of women in the STEM workforce, and to seek to introduce measures that may increase the number who rise to senior positions in universities, institutes, public and professional bodies, business and industry.
The Working Group, led by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, has launched a call for evidence and we are seeking input from academia, business, industry, Government, interest groups and members of the public to inform this important project. Please circulate this document to other interested parties. We welcome submissions as soon as possible, and before 19 August.