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#BigBeacon Twitter Chat – Reaching & Retaining #GirlsInSTEM – Wed Jan 28

Though women make up nearly half of the working population, they remain underrepresented in STEM occupations, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, women accounted for just 24 percent of workers in STEM, and only one in 10 STEM professionals is a minority woman. Experts point to a number of reasons for this gender disparity, from girls losing interest…

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Women in Space and Engineering

This is a guest post written by Jeanna Heeraman who worked in collaboration with the Telegraph Jobs team to launch a new STEM and aerospace resource called “Women in Space”. Demand for engineers in the UK has never been stronger with Engineering UK predicting a requirement of 87,000 new engineers per annum for the next decade. In this context, it is…

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