For years stereotypes have existed within the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sectors. Perhaps this is the primary reason why the number of women in the industry is still at such a low level. Sadly, despite the stereotype now being incredibly outdated, its presence still remains, and so does the gender gap.
Back in 2001, the US National Science Foundation first coined STEM as an acronym. Broken down into its four subject categories, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; and when we stop and consider, STEM is actually everywhere we look.
Ford celebrates International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) and a centenary of the Women in Engineering Society by hosting 120 year nine girls for a day exploring the possibilities open to female engineers at Ford, as it raises the profile of women in engineering and showcases the diverse career opportunities at Ford.