It might be time to look to Sweden, where it seems that the country has a unique way of making its women more interested in engineering and science.
In a recent survey, more than a quarter of Swedes surveyed said they are interested in a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) – but they’re not just looking for a job in that field.
They want to work in that area as well.
The survey also revealed that over half of Swedens surveyed said that their dream job would involve a job that involves a significant amount of work in engineering.
And while most of these jobs would probably not be as demanding as the ones you’re likely to find in the UK, Sweden’s obsession with engineering and the engineering industry is a testament to the country’s success in attracting women to the STEM field.
As Sweden continues to attract more women to their workforce, this survey also provides a snapshot of the types of women who are interested, and how much they value engineering careers.1.
Technology-based career opportunitiesThe survey also showed that women in Sweden are more likely to be looking for tech-based employment than those in the US.
The average number of years a woman had been in tech-related work was about 18.5, compared to 25.7 years for men.
“In our survey, we found that women were more interested than men in technology-based careers,” said Kari Nystrom, research manager at the Swedish Institute of Technology and Innovation (SIT).
“A lot of this is because there are more opportunities and the women tend to want to get involved in tech in their career.”
The survey shows that, on average, a woman in Sweden was more than twice as likely as a man to have worked in a tech-led job in the past year, and the proportion of women in tech roles has increased over time.
Women are also more likely than men to be interested in working in a startup, but it seems they’re more likely to be drawn to engineering.
A study from 2016 found that the average age of female co-founders was 23 years old.
In addition, it seems women are more than willing to do their part to make the technology industry more accessible.
The SIT also found that over 70% of women had participated in a conference in the last year, which is higher than the figure for men, but not by much.
SIT’s Nystrom believes that it’s the lack of barriers in the tech industry that has made Sweden such a great place to work.
“[It’s] a small country, with a large amount of young, educated people and a big number of women.
The work culture and social network is really open and open to collaboration.
There are so many opportunities to collaborate, and it’s not just the technical side of things, but the business side as well,” she said.2.
Openness to changeThe survey suggests that women also want to take a step back and look at how they can change things.
The most common reasons cited for wanting to change a job were: The company needs to grow or the job was too demanding or it was too hard to manage.
According to the survey, 80% of respondents wanted to take the leap of changing careers.
Other factors cited by women in the survey included: The work environment, lack of support for women in technical roles, and a lack of women-friendly training.
As more and more companies in the Nordic countries begin to recruit more women, this trend will only increase.
Strong cultural beliefsSweden’s female-dominated tech scene is an interesting one.
Nystrom noted that the tech world is a culture in which a lot of men feel they have to look a certain way.
She also said that Swedish women are less inclined to work at tech-centric companies.
Swedish women tend not to be as comfortable with tech-driven careers.
They’re more concerned about social interaction, such as taking selfies, than they are about technical roles.
“The biggest reason we don’t do more tech is because we don, in fact, not think of tech as a career,” said Nystrom.
“In Sweden, we see ourselves as engineers and tech is a part of our culture, but we do have a cultural tradition to be more involved in it.
So, in the future, we are going to be able to be engineers and more involved. The SIT’s Nystrom also noted that Sweden has been able to keep its tech-dominated industries going, despite having a much smaller tech workforce than the UK and US. 4.
A culture of inclusionSweden has a very open and welcoming culture, and there is a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion in all areas of life.
The question is, can Sweden be a model for other countries to follow?
A 2016 study