STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The acronym can be used to address an educational field or the industry. Within the last few years the STEM industry has been expanding with many students entering college studying different STEM fields. Historically, the STEM field and industry has been primarily male dominated but as more females enter STEM the problem of gender equality and sexism has become prominent.
STEM and Women
Recently, there has been an increase of women entering the STEM industry. Historically, women have been underrepresented and discriminated within the STEM educational field and industry. With this, Women make up approximately 50% of the world's work force. However, when it pertains to the STEM industry, women make up only 25% of the work force. Climbing Mountains in STEM is meant to capture and document the journey professionals and the future generation of women entering STEM.