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Pacific women in STEM that are creating new paths

BP World Bureau | Dec 04 2021 08:52:47 PM

Women in the Pacific islands have been marginalised for a long time. But like many other communities, they are also venturing into the STEM industry. This has shed light on the climate crisis and food security in the Pacific region. Ocean scientist Dr Katy Soapi from the Solomon Islands and Hydraulic engineer Atrienne Roberts from Vanuatu are two such women. Both of them found difficulty due to a lack of mentors. Computer scientist Priscilla Kevin founded a network in Papua New Guinea in 2014 for women in STEM.