What would our world look like if more women are in STEM? We would probably have more products and solutions that address diverse gender needs. According to the National Geographic, with a lack of women in science, fewer women would receive quality health care since there’s a routine procedural bias not to include sex as a variable in scientific research.
If more women were in STEM, we’d probably have more cool devices that are geared towards women’s health. Fortunately, we have a few of those, thanks to some brave and inspiring women who have taken the lead to start a tech company. Below are 6 of the latest female technologies, otherwise known as femtech, that are helping women live healthier lives.
My name is Catherine Chea. I’m a writer and content marketer. Although I don’t consider myself a person in science, technology, engineer, math (STEM), these subjects still play a very important role in my career.
This post is the first of my blog series for the #STEM4every1 campaign. The mission is to inspire STEM conversations, especially among people who typically do not find this subject matter interesting nor relevant. While we’re not all scientists or engineers, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t partake in conversations that affect our lives on a daily basis.
As for myself, I lost interest in STEM upon finishing high school and ended up pursuing a philosophy degree at university. While I don’t regret my decision and I’m happy with the choices that I’ve made, I also want to reignite my interest in STEM.
Why is this? Because if you think about it, there’s no escape from science and technology.
So why aren’t more people, especially women, talking about STEM?
I believe one of the reasons why there are fewer women in STEM is not only because of the cultural barriers but because of a lack of interest. But this has to change. And this change can start here.
My goal is to show how relevant this topic is to everyone, even those who do not consider themselves as a person in STEM.
In this first installment, I will talk about how digital technology plays a role in my career as a writer.