Jobs for Women in STEM

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is an umbrella term commonly used to refer to this overall industry. Historically, the STEM industry has been male-dominated and women have had a tougher time breaking through its ceiling.

However, over the last couple of decades, a lot of effort has gone into changing this and bringing more women into STEM careers. Many educational programmes help young girls and women angle their careers towards STEM and there are also funding opportunities, grants, and further schemes designed to help with this exact situation.

Women and STEM

Women belong in STEM jobs and they have a tremendous amount of value to add to the field. However, due to the fact that STEM has notoriously been male-dominated for such a long time, some women who do have STEM careers find difficulties and challenges in their jobs. Often, these difficulties present themselves as gender bias and gender discrimination

Due to this context, it is important that women know where to find the best and most inclusive jobs for women in STEM. Both so that they can succeed to their full potential and avoid any unnecessarily distressing situations.

The Best Jobs for Women in STEM

The best jobs for women in the STEM industry are those that meet the following criteria:

  • The employer is aware of issues including gender bias, unconscious bias and discrimination towards women in the workplace. They work to rectify these issues in their own workplace, in both the recruitment and employment stages. 
  • The employer is diversity-positive with a strong stance on equality, diversity and inclusion. They publish their EDI figures and have a public commitment to improve them. 
  • There are regular events and campaigns in the workplace relating to women’s rights and women in the workplace. Women are celebrated and diversity is encouraged in a very public and positive way. 
  • Training is offered surrounding gender bias and discrimination in the workplace. 
  • There is a no-tolerance policy protocol towards any form of gender discrimination in the workplace. This includes even minor forms. such as jokes and exclusive social groups. All instances of bias and discrimination are handled strongly by HR and managers. 
  • There is allyship in the workplace and women feel that they are backed up by other colleagues and given space for their voices to be heard.

Overall, you want a workplace that supports women and actively works against the negative forces we have seen in the past. You can figure out whether this is what a certain workplace and employer offers by asking questions in interviews, talking to current employees, and checking out reviews of them online.

Where to Find Inclusive Jobs for Women

Here at Aspiring to Include, we understand the importance of women being able to find inclusive and diverse jobs that allow them to be who they are without any negative consequences. We particularly know how important this is in fields such as tech and STEM.

Our inclusive job board and directory of inclusive employers can help you find the opportunity that is right for you. We work with diversity-positive employers and publish as much information about them and as many reviews of them as possible so that you can make informed decisions about who you want to work for. 

You can also check out the Women section of our website to find information and guidance around important topics such as pregnancy and maternity and the gender pay gap

We believe in empowering women to get the jobs they deserve. We hope our tools can help you and if you need anything else from us, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.

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