Women in Engineering

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Women in engineering: a level playing field?

Women in engineering: a level playing field?
According to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), women only make up 12.37% of all engineers in the UK. Considering that a higher number of girls than boys achieve a grade A*-C in all STEM A-Levels except chemistry, there is a clear disjunction when these young girls begin their careers. The engineering industry is often considered stereotypically masculine, and this outdated image may be off-putting to many women who would otherwise thrive in an engineering role. 
22nd January 2020

Returner and retraining schemes key to closing the tech gender gap

Returner and retraining schemes key to closing the tech gender gap
WISE, the campaign for greater gender balance in science, technology and engineering (STEM), is urging employers to implement returner and retraining schemes to speed up progress towards closing the gender gap in STEM, and in particular in technology and digital roles. There are now over one million women working in core STEM roles, however, in technology women represent just 16% of the IT profession.
16th January 2020

Women in Business EXPO partners with Baroness Michelle Mone OBE

Women in Business EXPO partners with Baroness Michelle Mone OBE
Leading entrepreneur Baroness Michelle Mone, of Mayfair OBE has announced that she will be hosting a two-day, five-star no nonsense business retreat in April 2020, giving a small and select group of businesspeople the opportunity to get personal insights and advice that will supercharge their careers.
15th January 2020


Engineer Powerwoman 2020 – the search is on!

Engineer Powerwoman 2020 – the search is on!
This coming April, the eighth consecutive Engineer Powerwoman award will be presented by Deutsche Messe. The award is worth €5,000 and will go to a woman whose outstanding commitment, ideas and/or technical prowess have made a major contribution to advancing her employer’s organisation. Nominations are being accepted from companies and organisations based in Germany and abroad, with only one nominee allowed per company. The deadline for applications is 11th February 2020.
14th January 2020

Proving there is no I in team

Proving there is no I in team
You can’t always plan for everything, because more often than not life is what happens when you’re making other plans, as John Lennon said. That certainly was the case for Dr Catherine Ramsdale, VP of Device Engineering at PragmatIC as she explained she didn’t always know what she wanted to do, and as much as she has achieved in her career, it is down to natural evolution in the industry.
9th December 2019

What barriers do women face when it comes to leadership?

What barriers do women face when it comes to leadership?
As the engineering industry becomes more diverse and equal, and we see an increasing number of women within the industry, it is a great sight to see and leads me to believe that all the hard work is paying off for women. However, when you then take a look at the statistics of diversity within leadership roles in the industry this isn’t as positive. So although we have reached some level of progress, and can see the number of women in engineering on the rise, why are these women not passing through to leadership roles - is there something deterring them?
9th December 2019

Women in STEM shape the future with amazing tech and engineering

Women in STEM shape the future with amazing tech and engineering
WISE, the campaign for greater gender balance in STEM, says women are shaping our future with their technological, scientific and engineering discoveries and inventions. However, the organisation highlights that more needs to be done to ensure that more women do not miss out on these opportunities. The comments came as WISE announced its 2019 annual Award winners at a glittering event in London last night.
13th November 2019

Women in the STEM industries – why does discrimination exist?

Women in the STEM industries – why does discrimination exist?
It’s no secret that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are industries primarily dominated by men. The ratio of women earning jobs in these fields are extremely low compared to men. Statistics from 2017 show that women made up only 23% of the STEM workforce. Although this is low, this is 105,470 higher than the number in 2016.
4th November 2019

Atkins engineer wins best new female Chartered Engineer

Atkins engineer wins best new female Chartered Engineer
Mandy Lester of Atkins has been selected as the winner of the Karen Burt Memorial Award during the centenary year of the Women's Engineering Society (WES). Mandy was nominated by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) for the Award which is presented in recognition of the best newly chartered woman engineer. Now in its 21st year, this prestigious title recognises the candidate's excellence and potential in the practice of engineering. It highlights the importance of having Chartered status; as well as offering recognition to contributions made by the candidate to the promotion of the engineering profession.
4th November 2019

2019 Stevie Award's woman of the year finalist announced

2019 Stevie Award's woman of the year finalist announced
The 2019 Stevie Awards for Women in Business have selected Lisa Polter-Tennant, SVP for Global Client Relations at Verifi, as a finalist for their 2019 awards.Leading a team of 14, Lisa manages all client, partner, and reseller relationships globally. Under her stewardship, Lisa has built a team that has a shared passion for transparent collaboration and consistently looks for new ways to drive value and deliver meaningful solutions. In addition to managing global relationships for Verifi, Lisa is a long-term Advisory Board member for PaymentsEd. 
25th October 2019


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