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International Women in Engineering Day

23/06/2024

Today, on International Women in Engineering Day, we are thrilled to be celebrating the work and achievements of women engineers across the world.

From Edith Clarke, one of the first known female engineers born in 1883 and inventor of the Clarke calculator, to Ruth Amos, who famously created the StairSteady as part of a GCSE project and then went on to promote STEM through her YouTube channels (find them here and here,) women engineers have been making an impact for over a century. So why is it then that women still only make up a minority of the engineering workforce in the UK?

A report published by Engineering UK in May this year said “the percentage of women working in engineering and technology occupations dropped from 16.5% in 2022 to 15.7% in 2023, representing a fall of 38,000 women. This is despite the overall proportion of engineering and technology occupations within the UK workforce remaining consistent at 19.2%.”1

Consuelo Bottamedi is one of our female engineers here at Eadon. We spoke to her about her journey into the field and asked her what more she thinks can be done to encourage girls and young women to pursue STEM careers. Watch what she had to say below:

 

At Eadon, we know that diversity makes us stronger and we’re committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where women in engineering can thrive.

To find out more about International Women in Engineering Day click here.

  1. https://www.engineeringuk.com/media/bryloncz/women-in-engineering-2024-update-engineeringuk-may-2024.pdf

 

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