Women represent only 14% of professionals working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Our Pretty Curious campaign aims to improve this by changing perceptions of subjects and careers in STEM as being boring or “not for girls”. We want to spark the imagination of young girls, inspiring them to make a difference to the world around them, and continue pursuing science-based subjects at school.
Some of the most valuable and rewarding career paths in the UK are in science, technology, engineering and maths. We want to make sure girls and young women have the support and encouragement to persue these careeers.
You may know Liz Bonnin already. She's a famous biochemist, wild animal biologist and presenter - and now, one of our exciting female role models. Here's what she has to say:
"Children enjoy studying STEM based subjects at school, and both girls and boys show great aptitude in these subjects in their early years, but at some point many girls seem to disengage with STEM subjects. A big part of the solution is recognising how girls can be better supported and encouraged whilst breaking down gender stereotypes."
Liz is one of a host of inspiring women who have embraced science, technology, engineering and maths to enjoy creative, fun careers.