Submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | Women in STEM Strategy | July 2018
Attracting women to STEM study and work and retaining them in related careers is a challenge for many disciplines and occupations. Barriers are multi-faceted and range across a number of areas and therefore solutions need to be diverse as well. Over the years, a number of Departments have sought to address this issue and have launched initiatives. Going forward, there needs to be a coherent whole of Government approach to address the range of issues in STEM education generally, and specifically for encouraging and retaining women in STEM.