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Women in Science and Technology: Disparities and Leaders in Promoting Gender Equality


Feb 12, 2024
Latvia recognized as a leader in promoting women in science and technology within the EU

The proportion of women working as scientists and engineers varies greatly between different sectors. In the service sector, 46% of scientists and engineers are women, while in manufacturing, only 22% are women.

Despite these disparities, some EU Member States have made significant progress in promoting gender equality in science and technology. Latvia stands out as one of the leaders in this area, with a high proportion of women employed in science and technology occupations.

In 2022, Lithuania, the French region of Corse, and Latvia were found to have the highest shares of women employed in science and technology occupations. On the other hand, the regions with the smallest proportions of females employed in science and technology were recorded in Italy’s Nord-Ovest region, Malta, and Sud region.

This data was released to coincide with International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th. The day aims to highlight the importance of promoting gender equality and increasing the representation of women in scientific fields.

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