Project Description

The WISE scan card aims to collect information that provides an overall view of the current state of an specific topic presented in the scope wheel. The process is simple:

  1. Choose a topic from the Scope Wheel
  2. Search for sources that contain facts and information about the topic (See sources)
  3. Summarise the information and identify the relevance for our project
  4. Record the summarised information in form of a scan card

Possible sources include Reports, Papers, Statistics, Internal reports and Information from other organisations. The four main topics of the scope wheel are:

  • Skill competences and knowledge
  • Training programs
  • Supporting ecosystems
  • Policies and government interventions

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Skills Competences and Knowledge

This topic focuses on the functional analysis to determine work-based skills, competences and knowledge by establishing the expectations of workplace performance and outputs for Women Entrepreneurs in STEM. This topic analyses the research to determine the soft skills, technical knowledge and e-skills required to achieve an acceptable level of performance and highlight where there are gaps. The scan cards help identify how these skills and competences can be delivered in an inclusive and accessible way. The scan cards shows differences between females and males in STEM industry and focuses on the STEM graduate figures, gender differences amongst pupils in both mathematics and science. The scan cards focuses on problems women meet when they step into STEM industry which is dominated by males while identifying the potential biological and sociocultural explanations for observed gender differences in cognitive and motivational factors.

Training Programs

This topic will show the access to and the quality of the training for women entrepreneurs in STEM to be effective in each region. The scan cards will help identify the various training programs that are available to women in STEM, this includes training programs in high schools, universities, extra curricula, professional development and more. The growing demand for STEM talent allows and encourages women with STEM competencies to enter STEM industry. The aim is to encourage young women- entrepreneurs to share their business ideas. Programs go a long way to ensuring that women pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields have the guidance and support they need to remain engaged and inspired. Increasing the representation of women and girls in scientific and technical fields is not only a national imperative, it’s a global one. As STEM skills become ever more important in an increasingly interconnected global economy, the potential for progress is enormous.

Supporting Eco Systems

The topic indicate that supporting women entrepreneurs; women in STEM is not just about increasing the number of women owned businesses; it is also about raising their performance and growth the potential. Globally, women entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development both through their active participation in the workforce and their ability to innovate and lead. If we genuinely include women entrepreneurs; women in STEM in local economies it can generate opportunities to unlock jobs and boost growth, as well as accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions to complex challenges in developing contexts. The scan cards shows and proves that globally, women in STEM play a critical role in economic development both through their active participation in the workforce and their ability to innovate and lead. If we genuinely include women in STEM in local economies it can generate opportunities to unlock jobs and boost growth, as well as accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions to complex challenges in developing contexts.

Polices and Government Interventions

The scan cards shows that there are many structural issues: legal and policy obstacles to business ownership and challenges in raising funding in male-dominated ecosystems. More broadly, there is usually unequal access to networks and knowledge resources as well as education for young women. The number of girls/women studying STEM subjects from a young age (including engineering and coding) is still too low. Government need to support all women, support them in their middle phase of their working life. There are compelling reasons why women need to be able to progress at the same rate as men within the workplace. As well as providing women with economic stability, satisfying jobs and careers. Increasing girls’ STEM education, and access to the world’s newest technologies presents an opportunity for the United Kingdom and other countries around the world to strengthen economies for future generations. It is a smart, sustainable investment that will promote both prosperity and gender equality.

Using each of the topics on the scope wheel the scan cards evaluate the current situation in particular regions.

Our EU wide scanning phase collected information that provides an overall view of the state of the art from information gathered in our research. We have collected data on each of the topics presented in the scope wheel using the following research process:

  1. Topic from the Scope Wheel
  2. Sources that contain facts and information about the topic
  3. Summarised information that identifies the relevance to our project
  4. An image that represents the findings