Britain's Got Talented Female Engineers
Engineering is the second best paying degree choice for school-leavers, yet currently fewer than one-in-five engineering students is female.
The problem has been longstanding one; there's a high awareness of the gender disparity; and a range of initiatives have already tried and largely failed to bring more women into an engineering career. So how should we fix things for the future?
Working for a partnership comprising Atkins, Rolls-Royce, BP and the Royal Academy of Engineering we conducted the world’s first ever survey of practising female engineers. The two main ideas were to discover the routes women had followed into successful careers, and to highlight the fact that women were enjoying (and being well-rewarded) in their careers in engineering.
We delivered the whole project from developing the questionnaire to writing the final report. This was launched at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The online version is available here - Britain's Got Talented Female Engineers.