Transforming agriculture requires the brightest and boldest minds on earth. But we need to close the global gender gap in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and agriculture to create the change we need to see by 2030.
Today is International Women's Day. A day dedicated to empowering and highlighting the achievements of women and asking everyone to help #BreakTheBias.
Women represent 30 percent of the workforce in STEM and make up just 16 percent of engineers.
Like in STEM, significant biases exist in agriculture. Women account for 36 percent of U.S. farmers while only 10 to 20 percent of landholders in the developing world are women.
Women working in male-dominated fields and many others are regularly confronted by gender bias and under-representation in the workplace.
It is our collective responsibility to break the bias. To celebrate the day, we asked team Terramera about how they break the bias and support women in the workplace.
Breaking gender biases to help solve world-scale challenges requires more than just the efforts of women. We are better able to take on challenges when we work together. How will you help #BreakTheBias?
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." - Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist
Find out what others are doing to recognize International Women’s Day.