Women in Science, Engineering & Technology
In January 2002, the then Secretary of State (Patricia Hewitt) appointed Baroness Susan Greenfield to advise on a stronger and more strategic approach to addressing the issue of female under-representation in SET.
Baroness Greenfield's report, SET FAIR, was published on 28 November 2002. The report provided several recommendations for Government to overcome the barriers that prevent women and girls in entering, staying and succeeding in SET education and employment.
The Government published its response A Strategy for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology on 28th April 2003 to address the issues outlined in SET Fair. The main initiative to come out of the Strategy was the establishment of the UK Resource Centre for Women (UKRC) in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). Launched in September 2004, the UKRC provides practical help and support to girls and women in SET, including those thinking of a career in SET and those taking a career break.
More details about the UKRC and women in SET can be found on their website. Further external links and relevant documents are available on the right.