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11 women in STEM you need to know

In a recent article for TNW, author Cara Curtis lists TNW’s editorial picks for the top 11 women in STEM in 2018.

You’ve heard it a million times before — in the science, technology, engineering, and math industries, women are still grossly underrepresented.

Currently, women are only nine percent of IT leaders around the world. The figure has barely changed in the past few years despite one third of organizations claiming to have implemented diversity initiatives.

Women make up only 24 percent of computer science jobs — a decline from 37 percent in 1995 — and make up just 11 percent of executive positions in Silicon Valley.

While this problem isn’t being fixed fast enough, the following women in STEM are stepping up by tackling the gender imbalance and working to redefine the stereotypical tech industry.

Here are TNW’s editorial picks for the top 11 women in STEM in 2018.

To learn more, read “TNW’s top 11 women making waves in STEM from 2018 from TNW.