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5 Facts About Women In Engineering

Today, we have decided to debunk the idea that the engineering sector is a man’s world. Here are five facts about female engineers:

Fact 1

There is an “International Women in Engineering Day”, which was created in 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society. This year, it will be celebrated on June 23rd.

Fact 2

Alongside her job as a famous movie actress in the 1930’s Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr was also an engineer and inventor. She held a technology patent which has been used as the foundation for today’s advanced wireless networks.

Fact 3

Led by Atkins, a recent survey of 300 female engineers showed that 83% were either happy or extremely happy with their career choices.

Fact 4

In the last couple of years, there has been a 2% increase in the female engineering workforce. Women form 11% of the UK engineering landscape.

Fact 5

One in three engineers working on the London Crossrail, which is one of London’s most ambitious projects, is a woman.

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