Women in Science

Feb 10, 2022 | Blog

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Declared “an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls,” UNESCO established the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015.

Every February 11th, we celebrate this day of recognition that reminds us to review our progress and take action to support our future female Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics [STEM] leaders.

How far have we come toward closing the gender gap in STEM careers?

A handful of countries boast nearly equal university STEM major rates for men and women. But even in those leading countries, the ratio falls dramatically every progressive step in business and research. On average, women only receive about 33% of the funding and grants of their male counterparts.

According to UNESCO, the number of Engineering grads in the US hovers around 20% female. That’s right: only one in five grads.

How OPM is Committed to Leading

Here at Orbital Project Management we celebrate our female employees. (They’re the majority!)

Our staff includes women with STEM-related accounting and information systems degrees and project management certification. In addition, our CEO was one of a handful of women chosen for a military nuclear technology specialty decades ago.

As a company with a female at the helm, OPM qualifies for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise status and offers a progressive and inclusive work environment for all.

We invite you to celebrate with us today!

How You Can Help

Know a girl interested in STEM topics? Reach out. Find out what she wants to learn.

From a day trip to the tide pools, a job site shadowing opportunity, or enrollment in a STEM camp or workshop, you can help her along the path toward a rewarding science-related education and career.

Trust us. We are among the growing number of women who stood strong, followed our dreams, and have arrived.

Ready for Change?

Are you looking for a stimulating work environment in the energy sector that offers new opportunities to engage with others and our local communities, and to promote environmental awareness?

Use the link below to visit our website for information on current career postings.

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Want to learn more about where women are headed in STEM?   Check out these UNESCO articles on women in science:

https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-research-shows-women-career-scientists-still-face-gender-bias

https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/womenandgirlinscienceday

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