Sunday May 31, 2020

The women’s network versus the old boys’ club

As CSO figures show just a quarter of Stem jobs are held by women, leading Irish businesswomen speak of the stories behind the statistics

5th March, 2017
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Gráinne Dwyer, chief executive of Ludgate Hub in Co Cork Picture: John Allen

Technology, industry and business is changing rapidly, yet the issue of gender diversity remains.

The statistics across the European Union are stark – with just 6 to 7 per cent of technical careers being filled by women.

In Ireland, new entrants into science, maths and computing courses at university are decreasing, falling from 47 per cent in 2005 to 37 per cent in 2014.

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