Dare to Create!
Dare to Create is a part of the WE Campaign, launched in March 2020 to promote young successful women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Women are under-represented in STEM, starting from education, to workplaces and senior managerial positions. The Western Balkans is no exception to this global gender disparity in STEM. For example, female students are significantly underrepresented in engineering, manufacturing, construction - 37% and ICT classes - 30%. The employment rate for women in 2018 was only 43.7%. The Western Balkans GDP would have been 20% higher if women were to participate in the labour market at the same level as men do. If we want more women in STEM, we need to start working on it from early childhood.