Today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science, and Women’s History month is a perfect time to reflect on the amazing contributions women are making and have made in the world of science and technology.
Today focuses on the reality that science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. The healthcare science (HCS) workforce plays a critical role in safe and effective patient care across all pathways. HCS’s are the scientific backbone of the NHS and their role stretches across the whole innovation pathway of development, adoption and diffusion. This includes the Cardiac Physiology/Scientist workforce
Women make up half the world’s population and workforce. However, only 28% of scientists are female. Globally, women are underrepresented on all levels of leadership in industries related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Progress in the workplace has come far. It is known that women can assume leadership roles with confidence and conviction, and in these positions be highly successful.
Giving women equal opportunities to pursue and excel in STEM careers will help reduce the gender pay gap, enhances women’s economic security, and ensures a diverse and talented STEM workforce. The world of STEM, particularly in healthcare is a fast paced and growing field.
We’d like to celebrate all the women who excel on a daily basis in our workforce. Let us know about your colleagues or your own stories of hard work, innovation and triumph.