[Source : Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times August 14 2017]

 

Why are successive generations of clever, well-educated women in science, technology, engineering, maths and science not reaching senior levels in their field?

That vexing question will be tackled by some of Queensland’s leading engineers, medical practitioners and scientists on Monday in an event hosted by Women in STEMM Australia, as part of National Science Week.

Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said gender equity in the fields was not just a question of fairness but one of economic imperative.

“We can’t afford to educate women to post-graduate level and then see them leave the profession,” she said.

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