By Neve Spicer, Guest Blogger
Throughout history, there have been been no shortage of inventions and innovations created by women. In fact, many female-created patents and technologies went on to significantly change and better our world. Despite this, the percentage of women involved in STEM education and employment has been and remains disproportionately low.
Historically, this has in many cases been a reflection of discriminatory attitudes which devalued female contributions, leading to low pay and difficult working environments. Modern STEM culture has wisely made significant moves to try to right the underrepresentation of both women and minorities in science, technology, and engineering fields, including the creation of Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.