STEM

  • STEM: Pathway to Sustainability II

    To read the first article of the two-part series, click here. It is not untrue to claim that gender equality and education together form the bedrock on which sustainable development is based. It is also a fact that merely raising literacy rates or attaining equality do not solve issues...
  • STEM: Pathway to Sustainable Development

    To read the second article of the two-part series, click here. Prosperity of the world’s present and future generations lies in sustainable development where all needs are met through such careful, efficient strategies and deliberations, which refrains from compromising environmental, social and economic resources. Essential to development that has both short...
  • Feminism and STEM education

    The simplest definition one can give to STEM is what it stands for, which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM is important part of education in a competitive global market. The ultimate goal of STEM education is to encourage students to take an interest in STEM subjects at...
  • Breaking the Gender Code

    Diversity makes good business sense, none can deny that. But when it comes to statistics, what throws a negative shade on this adage is the undeniable fact that women are under-represented in most industries globally and technology is certainly no different! With only 17 percent of Fortune 500 Chief...
  • Driving innovation for women empowerment

    Tell us about yourself? I was born in Kenya and moved to Canada in the late 70s. After finishing school, there was one thing on my mind that I wanted to do in the university and that was computer science. Later, based in the oil and gas city of...
  • Women in Space

    The universe knows no boundaries, and neither do women. The universe fosters life, growth, sustenance and beauty without ever collapsing under the weight of its fair share of storms, explosions and rocky meteor showers – just like a woman who bears heavy burdens upon herself without ever ceasing to...
  • STEM needs WOMEN

    On the surface, it’s encouraging that over the past three decades the overall percentage of women receiving degrees in Science, Technology Engineering or Maths (STEM) disciplines has increased. However, it’s very dispiriting that this has not translated into actual STEM careers for women. The main reason for this is...
  • Women in Aerospace: A Chat with a Space Lawyer

    Tell us about yourself? I am a Romanian based in Dubai since 2011. Apart from working as a lawyer corporate / commercial / dispute resolution / international transactions), I am a professor at the University of Wollongong, Dubai, teaching International Law, Diplomacy, Business Law and few other related subjects....
  • Empowering women through innovation

    Education, awareness and innovation can play a pivotal role in changing the patriarchal mindset of societies. Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF),  recently concluded a groundbreaking initiative that invited technologists, designers, communicators to propose ideas, suggestion that could empower women to #TakeBackTheWheel. Founder and CEO, Athar Osama sheds light on PIF’s pioneering...