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Inspiring Women in Engineering: Claire Duffield

Inspiring Women in Engineering: Claire Duffield
As International Women in Engineering Day approaches, to mark the occasion Farnell is celebrating the leading women and future generations of females in engineering, with interviews from talented women. With the aim to explore how we can build a gender-balanced industry. Starting with Claire Duffield, a Digital Engagement Librarian at Leeds Libraries and despite the quiet atmosphere one would traditionally expect in this kind of working environment, she has had a hugely positive impact on those in her community.
18th June 2019

Female engineers win Engineering for People Design Challenge

Female engineers win Engineering for People Design Challenge
A team of second year students from Leeds Beckett University has won the grand Engineering for People Design Challenge prize, with their idea for a women’s community hub built of locally sourced natural and affordable materials. The annual competition is organised by Engineers Without Borders UK, a charity dedicated to inspiring the engineering community to serve all people and our planet better than ever before.
18th June 2019

It could take almost 200 years for gender equality in construction

It could take almost 200 years for gender equality in construction
GMB, the construction union, has revealed it will take nearly 200 years to achieve gender equality in the construction industry. The analysis, revealed at GMB’s annual Congress in Brighton today, shows at the current rate of growth, the number of women in construction will equal men by the year 2194.
17th June 2019


Women in technology – the importance of influencing parents

Women in technology – the importance of influencing parents
With Women in Engineering Day fast approaching, Electronic Specifier caught up with Rosanna Ashworth-Jones, Leading Developer Technology Engineer, Imagination Technologies who explained the importance of influencing people, especially parents. 
17th June 2019

Here come the girls: the latest in tech innovation

Here come the girls: the latest in tech innovation
In early May, Giant held an event which focused on tech innovation for women’s health, bringing in a wealth of female entrepreneurs. Those assembled took the opportunity to create an open and forward-thinking space to discuss the future of femtech. Among the activities of the day were a series of panel talks, illuminating everything from driving inclusion in health tech to personalised health.
3rd June 2019

WISE encourages women in tech to stand up and be recognised

WISE encourages women in tech to stand up and be recognised
WISE, the campaign for greater gender balance in STEM, is calling for women who are working at the cutting edge of technology to enter its new Emerging Technology Award, part of its annual Awards. The Award aims to showcase women working in ground-breaking technology or producing products that could revolutionise the future for consumers or organisations.
22nd May 2019

Stronger leadership needed on gender balance

Stronger leadership needed on gender balance
  The leaders of eight of the UK’s leading energy companies, between them representing 56,000 employees, are urging a renewed effort to drive up the number of women at senior levels in the energy sector, to meet the challenges that lie ahead. 
17th May 2019

Have we done enough?

Have we done enough?
Recent research carried out by the Subcon engineering show here in the UK has suggested that there has been a massive leap in business over the past few years and therefore we don’t need to do anything else to encourage women into manufacturing as a career. In 2018 a similar survey was carried out and showed seven percent of people within the industry believed everything that could be done to encourage women into the field of engineering has been done. Now in 2019 the results reflect very differently with now 56% people thinking the job is done.
15th May 2019

Is technology sexist?

Is technology sexist?
Without sounding like a stuck record, if 2018 proved anything to us, it showed that women have definitely come a long way within the tech industry, and as a glass half full type of person, this year looks promising in terms of continuing to encourage females. However, the fact that I am writing this article means that although a battle may have been won, there’s still some way to go to win the war, and so I want to pose the question - is technology inherently sexist?
12th April 2019

Time to raise a glass as WES reaches three figures

Time to raise a glass as WES reaches three figures
In 2019 the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) turned 100 years old and celebrated the present, remembering the past and continuing to change the future. 2018 marked the centenary of British women gaining the right to vote, marking the Representation of the People Act 1918. It gave suffrage for most men, and enfranchised women over 30 who met minimum property qualifications.
12th April 2019


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