The numbers of female students choosing to study STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) subjects are too low.
For example, the percentage of female A-level physics students has never exceeded 20%1. Additionally, even in the life sciences, where the numbers of male and female graduates have been even for over 30 years, women are under-represented in leadership positions2. Girls and women represent untapped talent, which we need if we are to continue to grow and succeed, improve technology and solve problems. If women are under-represented we all lose out.
NextGenSTEMM was formed to encourage girls to study STEMM subjects and to pursue careers that will inspire them and make the world a better place. We want to help girls aim high and exceed expectations.