Powering Economic Growth: Attracting More Young Women Into Science and Technology
The report aims to answer why are so few women in jobs that utilise STEM skills and what challenges does this pose for Ireland. To explore potential answers to these questions, Accenture sought the views of 1,000 female secondary school students, young women (age 18-23), secondary school teachers and parents with daughters in post-primary education. Our goal was to understand what influences secondary school students’ choices of subjects and in particular STEM-related subjects. The reason: Secondary school students’ subject decisions affect their course choices at third level and ultimately their career opportunities.