Why are so few women inventors named on patents?

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.

You can read the BBC article here:


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