Leading Women In STEM Gather To Discuss Challenges Facing Gender Equality In The Field

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Innovation Enterprise hosts the Women in STEM Summit in San Francisco at the Fairmont Hotel this June 8 & 9. The agenda provides the tools needed to maximize business success and challenge gender inequality, through diversification, hiring effectively and without bias, and repositioning the role of women in the workplace.

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Women bring a completely different perspective to the table compared to men, and the more diversity you have, the stronger your products are, especially in software.

Society has made tremendous advancements in gender equality over the last century. In many industries, however, women are still lagging some way behind men in terms of both pay and opportunities, and nowhere more so than STEM - a situation that is highly detrimental to driving new innovations and is greatly holding companies back.

The cause of this gulf is difficult to pinpoint. Female scientists and engineers currently make up 41% of entry and mid-level professionals, yet 52% of these quit their jobs by mid-career. The low initial number suggests that not enough is being done to encourage women into the field, and the remarkable drop off implies that STEM industries are failing to create an environment that women feel comfortable working in.

This June 8 & 9, leading female executives from across the STEM industries will gather in San Francisco for the Women in STEM Summit. They will deliver presentations sharing their experiences around navigating the male-dominated industries to rise to the top of their field, and how the the lack of gender parity can be rectified.

The benefits of workplace diversity are well known, particularly for enabling better innovation - something especially important in tech industries. Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of Data Science Products & Delivery at GE, is set to speak at the event. She notes that: ’Women bring a completely different perspective to the table compared to men, and the more diversity you have, the stronger your products are, especially in software.’

Also presenting will be the CEO of Girls Inc, Chief Technologist at Good Housekeeping, and a number of leaders from some of the world’s most forward thinking organizations. Megan Rimmer, curator of the event, notes that: ’STEM needs women, yet progress has been slow. The incredible line-up gives a platform to some of the most impressive women in the field, and should inspire any young women thinking about going into STEM and help to ensure that there is a strong pipeline going forward.'

For further information about speakers, schedule and registration details at the Women in STEM Summit, check out the website here: https://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/women-in-stem-san-francisco/

About Innovation Enterprise:

Innovation Enterprise Ltd, a division of Argyle Executive Forum, is a business-to-business media brand specializing in delivering the most innovative business solutions to executive-level decision makers. Innovation Enterprise produces a range on online and offline content, including, but not limited to, summits, online learning, webinars, and white papers, as well as offering other additional services such as lead generation and bespoke research.

Innovation Enterprise focuses on seven key channels - Finance, Supply Chain, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports - to ensure that organizations are furnished with all the cutting-edge insights necessary to driving growth in the evolving business environment.

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