Stepping up Women’s STEM Careers in Infrastructure: An Overview of Promising Approaches

Sectors and Themes
Gender
Infrastructure and Industry
Jobs
Expertise Level
Generalist
Practitioner
Resource Type
Guidance and Frameworks
Language
English
Developer or Source
World Bank

This report describes a variety of ways to level the pathway for women entering into and progressing in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) employment within the infrastructure sectors—energy and extractives; water; transport; and digital development. The report distills the findings from an extensive literature review, a global stocktaking exercise, key informant interviews, and five case studies in order to provide insights in how to support women’s STEM careers in infrastructure at each stage of their careers—from initial attraction to the sectors and job recruitment, to retention within organizations, and advancement to managerial and leadership roles.

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