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Trailblazers of diversity

Published on 29 April 2016

The history of women’s contribution to engineering is longer and richer than many think. Here, Dr Sally Horrocks discusses some of the most notable milestones of the 19th and 20th centuries

In My Lifetime

Published on 29 April 2016

Inspirational video of women and girls talking about what women have achieved in their lifetimes. Watch the video

Hertha Marks Ayrton: The pioneering English scientist who discovered the secret of ripples

Published on 28 April 2016

Hertha Marks Ayrton was an award-winning English engineer, mathematician, inventor and physicist, best known for her ground-breaking work on electric arcs and sand ripples.

University recognised for commitment to gender equality

Published on 28 April 2016

The University of Sheffield has been recognised for its ongoing commitment to gender equality by a leading champion for female researchers.

10 of the most successful women in UK technology on influence, leadership, equality and being digital role models

Published on 27 April 2016

CBR interviews and profiles 10 of the most important, influential and high profile women from across the enterprise, government and NGO, investment and supply side of the UK tech sector.

Liverpool student wins prestigious engineering scholarship

Published on 26 April 2016

A former Archbishop Blanch student is one of five women to be awarded the University of Warwick’s Women in Engineering Scholarship

'The perception is still that engineering is geeky and a job for the boys'

Published on 25 April 2016

Too many employers disparage female engineers. But they should be celebrated as business heroes in the making.

Lab Girl: A Story of Trees, Science and Love by Hope Jahren – review

Published on 25 April 2016

Hope Jahren’s remarkable memoir is both personal odyssey and the story of her profound affinity with the natural world

Five things to promote gender equality at work

Published on 20 April 2016

With women making up just 4% of CEOs in the world’s 500 top companies what can be done to challenge the barriers that prevent women progressing?

Study examines factors affecting whether women choose a medical research career

Published on 19 April 2016

Unless exposed to positive research experience and role models during their medical education and training, women are unlikely to consider careers in academic medicine seriously.

​Walsall student named "rising star" at 2016 Women in Construction Awards

Published on 18 April 2016

Claire Brittain, assistant site manager at BAM Construction, was presented with her honour at a glamour awards ceremony at The Palace Hotel in Manchester.

Promoting construction industry to women

Published on 13 April 2016

THE organisation South West Women in Construction (SWWIC) is aiming to raise awareness of careers in construction and opportunities available to women.

One female scientist on a team could be 'worse than none'

Published on 13 April 2016

University of Edinburgh: Number of women in high performance computing and science in general is worryingly low, says scholar who leads group for female academics in her field.

Closing Facebook's gender pay gap only 'half the issue'

Published on 13 April 2016

Facebook has announced it is the latest technology company to close the gender pay gap.

Lynne McDonald of UK Power Networks named Engineer of the Year at Women in Construction Awards

Published on 12 April 2016

UK Power Networks’ Lynne McDonald has been named Engineer of the Year - Mechanical / Electrical in the prestigious Women in Construction Awards 2016.

Twitter's Martha Lane Fox: Diversity on boards is critical, let's help women now

Published on 11 April 2016

Diversity on Boards is critical to sustaining and advancing performance and having worked in the tech sector since its early days, I find it astonishing that there’s already a profound gender imbalance - at every level - in an industry that didn’t even exist 30 years ago.

In the Limelight: Women in tech

Published on 6 April 2016

Women are now seen as the driving force of the UK economy, with research compiled by Founders4Schools reporting a 30 per cent per year median growth rate of women-led companies with a turnover between £1 million and £250 million.

Desirable not smart - Women IMPAIRED by intelligent partners study finds

Published on 2 April 2016

Women with a preference for more intelligent partners are less likely to show interest in male-dominated careers.

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