Innovation Fact of the Week: Women Represent 40% of STEM Workforce in China, But Only 24% in US

March 3, 2016

Women make up 40 percent of the STEM workforce in China versus only 24 percent in the United States, writes John Wu in Innovation Files. A lack of gender diversity in STEM occupations means that a sizable chunk of the population is not involved in the scientific discoveries and innovations that spur economic growth and improve overall wellbeing.