Educational inequalities for girls highlighted (infographic)

26 Jun 2015

Diversity in STEM was what Inspirefest 2015, Silicon Republic’s event that took place last week, was all about.

Many observations were made at Inspirefest about the current state of the STEM industry, as well as predictions about its future, with contributions coming from both industry leaders and the sector’s youngest minds.

Given those circumstances we thought it timely to share this infographic with our readers, which was compiled by Visually earlier this year, based on 2014 data, and which reveals some stark statistics about women’s education opportunities around the world.

Among other findings, it reveals that only one-fifth of countries have achieved gender parity between men and women in the area of scientific research, with the world average being just 30pc.

Click on the infographic to see a full-size version.




Inspirefest is Silicon Republic’s international event connecting sci-tech professionals passionate about the future of STEM with fresh perspectives on leadership, innovation and diversity.


Girl in science class image via Shutterstock

Brigid O Gorman
By Brigid O Gorman

Brigid O Gorman joined Silicon Republic in April 2015 from a background working in national media in Ireland and Australia, and served as the site’s sub-editor until September 2016. Brigid has worked as a writer, social media manager and sub-editor and, when not agonising about ill-used apostrophes and misplaced commas, she likes to get out in the fresh air for a run, eat nice food, drink good wine and watch bad television.

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