Volvo to Hold Webinar on Women in STEM Fields

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Volvo Group is hosting a digital forum open to the public on Oct. 26 called #tecHER that is aimed at empowering women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The interactive event will give attendees a chance to network and meet those in STEM careers. Speakers include representatives from several global companies, including Volvo and Sandvik. Globally, women represent 28% of engineering graduates and less than 33% of tech sector employees. In the U.S., women make up 48% of the workforce but only 27% of STEM workers.

“Technology continues to force industries to adapt and transform, and in order to successfully transform you need a diverse workforce with people who can bring different perspectives to tackle and solve problems,” said Dana Skovrinskie, head of Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering, Volvo Construction Equipment.

“We know manufacturing and technology have less diversity than other industries. Increased female representation will help bring in new individuals who may currently not be interested in the construction equipment industry, but whose talents will benefit us all in the future.”

To register for the virtual #tecHER forum, visit