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By Celebrating Women Every Day, Can We Innovate for Good Faster?

by Mike Hughes

Published 03-06-20

Submitted by Schneider Electric

There are not enough women in STEM disciplines. Photocredit: Getty

Originally published on Forbes

International Women’s Day, fast approaching on March 8, is a powerful reminder to celebrate women in our lives.

In some countries, it is customary to shower women with attention and flowers–somewhat similar to the way we celebrate Mother’s Day here. In the U.K., the day spurs celebration of the contribution of women to business, science, politics and society at large. Last year, the milestone coincided with a centenary of female emancipation and underscored that we still have a long way to go in achieving true equality.

A hundred years on, businesses still face a diversity problem. And it’s not just linked to the representation of women on boards. The gruesome reality is–that there are not enough women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) disciplines, meaning that our society and business miss out big on talent.

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