But could we be doing more to highlight women engineers and get more women into the engineering industry?
According to results from Women’s Engineering Society’s 2016 statistic report:
- Out of the engineering workforce in the United Kingdom, only 9% are female. Plus, from the registered engineers and technicians 6% are women
- Out of female engineers in Europe, the UK has the lowest amount of professionals, at less than 10%, whilst countries in eastern Europe lead with approximately 30% female engineering professionals
- However, 84% of female engineers were extremely happy or happy with their choice of career, in a survey of 300 female engineers
- And by empowering women in work to meet their full potential, they could add as much as £24 trillion to annual GDP in 2025
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*All statistics supplied via http://www.wes.org.uk/statistics