Celebrating Women In STEM

Women in STEM by Honoris Staff Writer

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the way we live, work and think; disrupting industries, governmental systems and the labour market. This change will have wide-ranging implications for the role of women in society, specifically in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). As low-skilled jobs become increasingly automated, careers in STEM will rapidly grow, representing the majority of the jobs of the future. However, the fields most relevant to Industry 4.0 are the very ones where women remain underrepresented in most countries, namely in IT, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering.

Leading the way for women in STEM

Women in STEM by Honoris Staff Writer

Women around the world have long been held back by biases, social norms and expectations that influence the subjects they study. They are underrepresented particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.

The low numbers are not only because many women are not embarking in careers in these fields in the first place; for the women who do, they face myriad difficulties.

“Women are leaving tech fields in greater numbers than men. They cite workplace conditions, lack of access to creative roles and a stalled career as the primary reasons for their decision,” according to a new UNESCO report, To be smart, the digital revolution will need to be inclusive

Equipping the World’s Largest Youth Demographic with Future-Proof Medical Training

by Houbeb Ajmi, Regional CEO, Honoris United Universities

As we approach the end of 2020, a year with unforeseen global health challenges, international commentators are often asking, how did Africa retain its innate resilience in the fight against COVID-19? Despite under-staffed and under-resourced healthcare systems across the continent, the data shows a promising outlook in how countries reacted to and contained the virus. But this by no means should be taken for granted.

Why Women In Tech Will Exponentially Grow Africa’s Economy

Women in STEM by Dr Kaïs Mabrouk, Executive Director of International Development at Université Central Tunisia

Africa is undergoing major economic and social changes, partly as a result of the rapid development in ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and the growth of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) markets on the African continent.