The proportion of women working as scientists and engineers varies widely between different sectors. In the service sector, 46% of scientists and engineers are women, while in manufacturing, only 22% are women.
Latvia has emerged as one of the leaders among EU Member States in terms of the proportion of women employed in science and technology. This includes occupations involved in the systematic generation, advancement, diffusion, and application of scientific and technological knowledge, as well as other related occupations like technicians or associated professionals.
According to recent data released to coincide with International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, the highest shares of women employed in science and technology occupations were observed in Lithuania, the French region of Corse, and Latvia. In contrast, regions with the smallest proportions of females employed in science and technology were recorded in Malta, Nord-Ovest Italy, Sud Italy.