Why does the gap persist despite the industry’s best efforts? How can leaders enable better representation?
The skyrocketing demand for technical talent has been talked about for years, with even traditionally non-tech related industries joining in the hunt for this savvy group of employees. It’s no surprise then that students have been increasingly attracted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related fields when pursuing university degrees. Singapore’s Ministry of Education revealed that the gender balance within the STEM cohort of 2019 has been steadily improving – women made up 41% of the cohort, compared with 38% in 2017.