How changing attitudes are closing the gender gap in engineering

Engineering is dominated by men, but the women successfully breaking into the sector report good things. Barriers to entry for women are numerable, but career satisfaction is high; more than 80% of female engineers are either happy or extremely happy with their career choice, and 98% find their job rewarding, according to a 2013 survey by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Yet, despite good prospects – engineering students are second only to medics in securing full-time jobs and earning good salaries – the number of women working in the sector remains woefully low. Women make up just 12.3% of all engineers in the UK, and only one in five of jobs are held by women in the wider engineering sector as a whole, says Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO of the Women’s Engineering Society, a charity and professional network that celebrates its centenary this year.

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