Why Doesn't Malaysia Have A Problem With Women and STEM Careers?

Alina Berry, Technological University Dublin


Gender imbalance in STEM subjects is a well-discussed topic. Although we often refer to "STEM" in general, the problem is mostly relevant to the "non-living" subjects: computing, engineering, mathematics as opposed to, for instance, biology or medical science. It is notable that women show overrepresentation in higher education in sciences overall, which we can see in the UK, but the situation is still concerning in the tech field. Employers are desperately seeking qualified staff and women could certainly help to fill the gap.