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INWED20: Female engineers encouraged to ‘shape the world’

June 23, 2020 / PBC Today

Now in its seventh year, International Women in Engineering Day 2020 (INWED20) aims to raise the profile of women in engineering across the globe. INWED celebrates the impact of female engineers and focuses on career opportunities available to women in the profession.

Leeds College of Building has joined the calls for more women to enrol on engineering courses as the UK continues to fall behind Europe when it comes to female engineers. There are 165,000 engineering students in the UK, but only 26,000 of them are female. Data from 2018 also revealed only 12% of the UK’s entire engineering workforce was female – the lowest percentage in Europe when compared to other nations such as Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus that lead with almost 30%.