Women staying in the STEM workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has renewed the ongoing discussion about diversity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). There is widespread concern that the health crisis may lead to higher levels of attrition of women from the STEM professions, widen the gender pay gap and further entrench women’s under-representation in STEM fields.

The survey report by Professionals Australia, Women staying in the STEM workforce – an economic imperative for Australia gives decision-makers and employers a basis for taking action to ensure women start and stay in the STEM professions.