Recognizing the Achievements of Women in Science,Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine
Women Receiving STEM awards:
Only 17 percent of the awards given out in STEM fields since 1981 have been won by women, and almost one third of the women who received recognition won an award given only to women.
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Many Prestigious Awards Have Few Women Recipients Since 1980.
In The News
Germany to introduce legal quotas for women on company boardsSeveral countries in Europe have now instituted quotas for the number of women on boards. The latest one to adopt this strategy is Germany, where a new law would require leading companies to have at least 30% women on their boards of directors by 2016.
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