The International Day of Women and Girls in Science
February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science , celebrated worldwide since 2015. The day recognizes the vital role that women and girls play in science and technology. It highlights the importance of achieving full and equal access to, and participation, in science. Internationally, women continue to be under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) despite the tremendous progress that has been made in recent years.
A report by PwC, Women in Innovation, notes that only 13% of executive positions in Canadian tech companies are women and only 5 % of Canadian tech companies have a solo female CEO.
Clearly, there is still work to be done!
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