Women in Engineering

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Why are we still addressing the lack of women in engineering?

Why are we still addressing the lack of women in engineering?
Women gained the vote 100 years ago this year, a momentous occasion that has gone down in history, so why is there still a gap within the engineering industry between genders? Electronic Specifier’s Anna Flockett investigates. In fact there is not enough diversity in the technology sector as a whole. Mike Butcher, Editor at Tech Crunch, said that this year’s figures show that in the technology sector 20% of the workforce are females, which has dropped from 33% in 2002.
11th April 2019

Women in Engineering Column

Women in Engineering Column
This year saw WES (The Women’s Engineering Society) celebrate its 100 year anniversary. A lot has changed for women over the last century, as Electronic Specifier’s Anna Flockett found out at the organisation’s centennial conference. WES’s centennial conference which was held last month, titled: ‘Celebrating the Past, Transforming the Future’, set out to discuss the past, how far women have come, some of our amazing achievements, and crucially what still needs to be done in the future. 
11th April 2019

Let’s get more women into engineering

Let’s get more women into engineering
Attracting more women into construction and engineering must become a higher priority for government and employers, urges Develop Training Ltd (DTL). The training company says redressing the gender imbalance is not just desirable from an ideological viewpoint but also a means of helping to tackle the chronic skills shortage afflicting the industry. Two thirds of employers say a shortage of engineers is a threat to their business.
9th April 2019


Little Sophia aims to teach young girls STEM

Little Sophia aims to teach young girls STEM
In 2017 Hanson Robotics hit the headlines with the launch of Sophia, a humanoid robot that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), visual data processing and facial recognition, imitates human gestures and facial expressions and is able to answer certain questions and make simple conversations on predefined topics.
8th February 2019

Women of STEM – Top 20

Women of STEM – Top 20
Over the last few years we have used up a lot of column inches in order to highlight the burgeoning skills gap within engineering and STEM-based careers, and in particular the discrepancy in the gender balance of individuals choosing that particular pathway.
5th November 2018


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Advanced Engineering 2020
4th November 2020
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham