A recent BBC article looks at why women inventors account for just under 13% of patent applications globally. This stems from low numbers of females working in tech industries and female scientists being less than half as likely to obtain a patent for their research. The good news is that numbers are rising, but will not reach parity in my life time or at least not until I am dribbling into my Weetbix in a rest home. Apparently parity will not be reached until 2070!
My sister Emma is named on SEVEN patents. Super proud to have my family bucking trends and leading the way.