- Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report.
- A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage as the Fourth Industrial Revolution gathers pace.
- Strenuous efforts need to be made to address the gender gap at all levels of academia and the workplace, UNESCO warns.
Women remain a significant minority in the scientific fields driving the digital revolution, amid a general skills shortage that’s holding back progress.
The UNESCO Science Report 2021 found that women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, digital information technology, engineering, mathematics and physics.