Women rise at SocEnv
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More than half (58%) of registrants to the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) in the first quarter of 2017 were female, the first time such a gender split has occurred.
SocEnv said that there had been a consistent increase in the percentage of new Chartered environmentalists being female and it expected the trend to continue. The average age of new registrants had fallen year on year.
The number of Chartered environmentalists reached 9,000 at the beginning of April.
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