The list, compiled by the Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society features the UK’s top influential female engineers chosen from almost 900 nominations. The list includes WISE Board member Dr Nina Skorupska and many WISE Corporate and Educational Members.
Engineering’s gender gap is beginning to close, but we still need to do more to attract women to a career in engineering and ensure they remain in the profession, writes Helen Wollaston.
Lucy Collins, 29, has an ambitious aim: to get one million more women into science and technology careers by 2020. A naval architect at the Ministry of Defence, she has been appointed Chair of the Young Women’s Board of WISE (Women in Science and Engineering).
Gillian Arnold, Chair of BCSWomen Specialist Group and Helen Wollaston, Chief Executive of WISE as Guest Speakers, delivered presentations on 'Deconstructing the Glass Ceiling' and the initiatives in place to promote women in science, technology, and engineering.
Held at Booths Park, Knutsford, in conjunction with WISE, the campaign to improve gender balance in science, technology and engineering, the breakfast meeting attracted more than 50 business leaders from the nuclear, engineering, construction and professional services sectors.
The absence of women in technology careers has been observed since at least 2005 and a $4 billion annual investment is now in place in the UK to rectify the gender imbalance, according to Deloitte’s TMT Predictions 2016 report.
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The WISE Young Women’s Board’s Lucy Collins wants to encourage both males and females to choose STEM careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
An initiative promoting science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) skills to women across the UK has opened a new regional headquarters at Leeds College of Building.
Helen Wollaston, from the WISE campaign, told Sky News: "It is getting better and moving in the right direction, but not really fast enough, which is why we are working to get the message out more widely."
Meg Munn - Professor MacDonald's light bulb moment built on a previous WISE report "Not for People Like Me", which detailed how around half the population, mainly men, construct and talk about their self-identity using verbs while the other half, mainly female, use adjectives.
A CAMPAIGN to try to attract more women into engineering careers will be launched in the Humber region next month amid continuing concern over the lack of numbers entering the profession.