THE WORLD NEEDS SCIENCE & SCIENCE NEEDS WOMEN
Why WISH ?
WISH stands for Women In Science & Humanities.
Our goal is to support young women in STEM, in particular at EPFL, as well as to encourage them to continue their research and pursue their dreams in a higher professional career.
Learn more about our mission here.
Some key numbers
Although the number of female students in STEM is on the rise, women represent only 30% of researchers worldwide
Source : UNESCO (2019)
Women are 23% more likely to drop out of STEM subjects than their male counterparts. The peak of their drop-out is reached following the 7th semester.
Source: IZA, Institute of Labor Economics (2019)
Women make up only 11% of the tenure-track professors at EPFL. This number goes up to 22% for associate professors and 15% for full professors.
Source: EPFL, Gender Monitoring (2019)
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