In a Nutshell: Issue 82  


The gender imbalance in STEM occupations is well-known, with women significantly underrepresented. New research suggests this is partially down to a large proportion of women leaving these roles compared to men. Why is this happening, and what can organisations do to solve it?  

Reviewed by:

Melanie Green, Research Adviser

Melanie joined the CIPD in 2017, specialising in learning & development and skills research. Prior to the CIPD, Mel worked as an HR practitioner in a technology organisation, working on a variety of learning and development initiatives, and has previously worked as a researcher in an employee engagement and well-being consultancy. 

Melanie holds a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from University of Surrey, where she conducted research into work–life boundary styles and the effect of this on employee well-being and engagement.

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