Can Engineering Ever Solve Its Gender Inequality Problem?

JAMIE SILMAN | July 31, 2019

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Having recently completed our very first engineering survey, there was one particular statistic that stood out to me - only 8% of the engineers we surveyed were women. Given the increased awareness and support for change from companies and organisations throughout the sector, you might forgive me for thinking this issue was one that was being addressed – albeit slowly – but the numbers seem to tell a different story.

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