Dame Athene Donald is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Why aren’t there more women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), and why do their numbers decline as they progress further up the academic career ladder? The Science and Technology Select Committee has been considering this problem, along with a few supplementary follow-on questions. Written and oral evidence has been collected and presumably…
Women in science and technology have to work hard to ignore sexist pigeonholing. This government needs to acknowledge that talent is diverse, from education and onwards.