Women in STEM

  • Tunisian STEMinsts: In a League of Their Own

    Today, almost 99 percent of women in Tunisia are educated, epitomizing the modern Arab woman. Playing a pivotal role in the torrential Arab Spring that swept across the MENA region – with divergent tides elsewhere – here women not only participated actively in the revolution but have scaled new...
  • NYU Abu Dhabi engaging women via weSTEM

    Scientific innovation is essential in all fields of life in the contemporary, globalized world. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the world’s economic competitiveness and innovative capacity. Ironically, women who make up approximately 50 percent of the workforce of the developed world are disproportionately...
  • What is pushing women out of STEM?

    The importance of women’s participation in economic activities on global, regional and local levels cannot be emphasized enough. Comprising half of the population of the world, women’s inclusion leads to sustainable development. Technology is the driving force behind the fourth industrial revolution and women are called the next billion...
  • Disrupting the status quo in STEM

    The driving force behind 21st century’s industrial revolution has primarily been advancements made in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). And it is certainly not rocket science to see and perceive that women’s participation have played a pivotal role in driving economic growth stemming from these...
  • Is there space for girls in STEM?

    Women Engineers Pakistan and Ananke Magazine strive towards one mission, that is, women empowerment in every realm possible. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is one of the fields where women’s representation is currently quite low. It’s this that has given way to this research whose purpose is to...
  • Enroute to Empowerment

    Tell us about yourself from choosing this unique subject to the journey so far? I was born in Pakistan and got my degree in civil engineering from N.E.D University of Engineering and Technology, (the southern city of) Karachi. After doing my Master’s and Ph.D. in transportation engineering, I began...
  • 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...
  • Marion Nestle: Food Scientist Extraordinaire

    Hers is a name that resonates with anyone and everyone seriously involved in the food industry and all its trappings – Marion Nestle – whose Twitter account has been ranked by Time Magazine as among the Top 10 in health and science, and who has been ranked by New...
  • Integrating Diversity into STEM

    Increasing women’s participation in the STEM fields has become a buzzword in recent times. With technology playing a key role in modern society, the inclusion of the female gender into the skilled workforce has gained more traction over the past several years. The social media boom and developments in...