Although half of the U.S. population is female and 48% of all jobs go to women, only 24% of STEM jobs are actually held by women. Taking a step back and looking at the global statistics, women accounted for less than a quarter (24.8%) of individuals employed in research and development in 2013.
Today, we highlight some of our female SEAD Innovators as pioneers in their STEM fields. Thanks to the leadership of these inspiring women in their communities and across borders, the healthcare sector is that much closer to achieving affordability, accessibility and quality services and technologies.
Zubaida Bai began her career with Bachelor’s and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering, continuing her education with an MBA in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise Program at Colorado State University. She uses her knowledge and expertise in the STEM field to bring affordable, high quality health products to underserved women and children. Her organization, Ayzh, produces and sells clean birthing kits in India and educates workers on implementation.
On International Women and Girls in Science Day, we would like to thank these incredible female leaders, and all of our innovators, for creating positive impact in the communities around them. To learn more about all of the SEAD innovators, click here.