The number of female engineers is increasing year on year but females still only currently account for 11 per cent of the workforce in engineering; there is definitely still a long way to go to achieve a gender balance in our industries. Industry and government are both working to break the stigma that ‘engineering is for boys’, and showing the breadth and reward a career in engineering can give to both women and men.

We aim to highlight the work of women in engineering and the efforts being made to boost the representation of females in our industries: