Inclusive Recruitment Underrepresentation in the workforce Answer 2b.1.1: Exploring the lack of diversity in the workplace

The answer to to the previous question ‘Which of the following statements is not true?’ is ‘women are more likely to opt for careers in STEM subjects than men’.

This answer should have been obvious since WISE wouldn’t exist if this was actually the case! Women are far less likely to choose a STEM career than men, despite the fact that those that do often find their work financially, socially, and intellectually rewarding.

The other statements reiterate either the lack of representation of diversity in the general workforce or the difficulties diverse people face: