Women’s representation in the scientific and engineering sectors varies significantly across industries. While women make up 46% of scientists and engineers working in the service sector, they represent only 22% of those employed in manufacturing.
Latvia has emerged as a leader among EU Member States in terms of female employment in science and technology. This includes roles related to the systematic generation, advancement, diffusion, and application of scientific and technological knowledge, as well as associated professions such as technicians.
According to recent data from 2022, Lithuania, the French region of Corse, and Latvia recorded the highest shares of women employed in science and technology occupations. In contrast, regions with the lowest proportions of females employed in these fields were found in Nord-Ovest Italy, Malta, and Sud Italy.
The release of this information coincided with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th.