Women in Engineering
Engineeering has traditionally been a male-dominated profession.
In a report prepared by Engineers Australia in 2017, 88% of all engineers in the workforce are men.
Of the women who graduate with engineering degrees, just over half work in the industry.
There are many benefits to having a gender diverse workforce and studies have shown that gender diversity leads to:
- Increased financial performance
- Better innovation and decision-makin
- Better customer relations
- Reduction in staff turn-over
- Stronger corporate reputation
- Attraction of the best person for the job
- Increased employee satisfaction.
There are many organisations working to
- Engineers Australia https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/
- ATSE https://www.atse.org.au/atse/about/strategies-policies/gender-equity/content/about/gender-equity.aspx
- IMNIS (Industry mentoring Network in STEM) https://imnis.org.au/
- Women in STEMM Australia https://womeninscienceaust.org/
- SAGE http://www.sciencegenderequity.org.au/
- Male champions of change http://malechampionsofchange.com/