Women in Higher Education

You measure women’s progress not by how women are doing at the top but how they are doing at the bottom. Yes, women on boards, and women as CEOs and so on, are important, but it is much more important to put effort into improving the position of the women who are doing the worst.
— Sandra Coney 2017

Use the Figure.NZ data cards shown below to explore the statistics relating to women and higher education. 

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Task #1

Look at the two Figure.NZ charts Fields of specialisation for female students in New Zealand and Fields of specialisation for male students in New Zealand.

Choose three areas of specialisation that interest you.

Collate the numbers of female and male students enrolled in each of these three areas of specialisation and display this data on a bar graph.

 

Task #2

Using the data displayed on the bar graph you have created, write a true statement for each area of specialisation to summarise the data shown.