We analyse and provide the latest statistics on women and girls’ participation in STEM in the UK. Our figures provide a snapshot of the current position, from classroom to boardroom.





8%of women

progress to a level 4+
STEM qualification

24%of women

are in the
STEM workforce

28%of women

are on

News & Articles

Dame Sarah Gilbert
7th December, 2021

“Find a part of science that intrigues you, then continue to study it,” Dame Sarah Gilbert tells girls and women with STEM aspirations

Dame Sarah Gilbert proves herself to be an aspirational role model during … Read More

6th December, 2021

WISE Members show improved gender-balance shortlists at annual Measuring Progress Event

WISE members grow scores around gender-balanced shortlists and mentoring opportunities for women … Read More

Beth Probert - resized
29th November, 2021

Visible women in technology will improve all our lives

Let’s use our skills and knowledge to help half the world’s population … Read More

19th November, 2021

Best STEM reads for the holiday season

The WISE Young Professionals Board gives us its top STEM reads for … Read More