What does STEM stand for?

The word STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Why should I join?

The watchword is: opportunity. STEM areas are some of the fastest growing sectors of the economy and job market in the world. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (USA), statistics, software development and math businesses will grow 34%, 31% and 30% through 2026, respectively. A study conducted by the Brazilian Association of Information and Communication Technology Companies (Brasscom) shows that Brazil will have a demand for 797,000 technology professionals by 2025.

Why do we need more women in these areas?

To promote sustainable development, drive innovation, social wellbeing and inclusive growth. Companies with greater gender diversity are 21% more likely to be productive. In ethnically diverse scenarios, the rate rises to 33% (data from McKinsey and CO, 2018).

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The objective of the Women in Science: UK-Brazil Gender Equality Partnerships scheme is to influence the development of institutional policies and practices that will enable progress towards achieving gender equality in science, technology, higher education and research institutions in Brazil.

The scheme aims at building capacities within Brazilian institutions through partnerships with British institutions that are recipients of Athena Swan Charter awards, a framework that is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research.

The British Council is a UK-based executive non-departmental public body and charity that supports peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

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