News release: Celebrating women who bridge the STEM gap

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International Women’s Day 8 March 2015
Geneva, Switzerland, 2015-03-06 – Worldwide women account for 41% of the workforce(1), however when it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers, they hold less than 25% of positions in the US(2) and only 13% in the UK(3), with similar trends around the world.

On International Women’s Day, the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) highlights the outstanding leadership shown by some key women in electrotechnical standardization and conformity assessment, and calls for moves to encourage more women in the STEM fields.