Latvia recognized as a leader in promoting women in science and technology within the EU

Women’s Representation in Science and Engineering Sectors: Uneven Distribution Across EU Member States

The distribution of women working as scientists and engineers varies greatly across different sectors. While 46% of these professionals are women in the service sector, only 22% are women in manufacturing.

Latvia is a standout leader among EU Member States in terms of the proportion of women employed in science and technology. This includes positions related to the systematic generation, advancement, diffusion, and application of scientific and technological knowledge, as well as other associated roles such as technicians or professionals.

In 2022, the highest shares of women employed in science and technology occupations were recorded in Lithuania, the French region of Corse, and Latvia. On the other hand, regions with the smallest proportions of females employed in science and technology were found in the Italian region of Nord-Ovest, Malta, and the Italian region of Sud.

This data was released to coincide with International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th.

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