Not Only for Men

From 10.5% in 2010 to 16.5% in 2021. A research done by EngineeringUK shows an increase in the numbers of ladies in engineering industry.

Engineering is now becoming a trend that even girls are interested working on a job that is considered to be a man’s world. In fact, from 2010, ladies in engineering fields are 562,000 but now, it increases to 936,000. It only shows that engineering is not only for man and becoming a gender-equal opportunity for all. We can’t deny that some of the biggest idea and invention were created by woman. This opportunity empowers woman to be more relative in an industry that was dominated by man.

“It’s great to see an increase of women working in engineering roles, particularly for International Women’s Day, with almost 370,000 more women in those roles in 2021 compared with in 2010.

“The fact that women represent only 16.5% of those working in engineering should still be a major concern to the engineering sector. We hope that our analysis stimulates more exploration of how we can do better – why are women more likely to work in engineering outside of the engineering sector than in it? What changes have happened in some areas of engineering to make them more attractive to women? What can we do to bring more female engineers back into engineering?

We need to ensure that engineering is a career choice that attracts the next generation of young women and that we respond to the needs of women who have left the engineering workforce and actively bring them back. Engineering businesses and organisations recognise these needs and are working together more effectively to learn how to improve our efforts. I am optimistic that by learning and working together, we can quicken the pace of change and achieve the diverse and insightful workforce needed for the UK to thrive.” – Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK.

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