23 June 2022

International Women in Engineering Day - 23 June.

On June 23rd each year, International Women in Engineering Day highlights a profession that keeps on building. And when it comes to engineering, the profession fills roles across many sectors.

Numerous fields require engineering specialties. Careers abound in architectural, aerospace, marine, electrical, and computer engineering. However, many more areas enlist engineering expertise. And the demand is growing every year, too. Despite that, women only fill a fraction of these positions. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, just under 13% of the engineers in the U.S. are women. Australia’s numbers are similar, too. However, in the UK the number dips to 9%.

Campaigns around the globe spotlight the need for more women in the engineering workforce. Not only does it encourage women to enter engineering fields, but it spotlights the need for a diverse workforce. The day also celebrates the women engineers in the workforce. As role models, they are distinctly qualified to encourage more women to join the field.

In 2014, the Women’s Engineering Society launched National Women in Engineering Day in the United Kingdom. Over the years, the observance grew to a global event and in 2017, the day became international.

Source: www.inwed.org.

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