The world is drastically short of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals. Encouraging more girls into these disciplines would increase the size of this talent pool and greatly benefit the economy and, in turn, society. In this talk, Swansea University’s Professor Hillary Lappin-Scott highlights the ways in which we can create equal opportunities for women in STEM careers.
Professor Hilary Lapping-Scott is a Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor at Swansea University and is an international expert in microbiology. She is Vice-President of the prestigious Federation of European Microbiological Society (FEMS) and was recently awarded a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. Professor Lappin-Scott is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the Royal Society of Biology and the European Academy of Microbiology.
As a successful international female role model working within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) she has taken a global role promoting women in STEM professions.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx