International Women in Engineering Day – June 23rd
Every year the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) celebrates the amazing achievements of female engineers and promotes the vast amount of career opportunities that are available to the female workforce as well as men. This year the event is going international on June 23rd to increase the awareness and raise the profile of the exciting industry to women in engineering.
According to recent statistics shared by WISE, just 9% of the engineers currently employed in the UK are women. When you compare this to other countries it is significantly lower. For example, France and Spain have 17% of their engineers made up of females, Denmark 16% and Germany 15%, some eastern European countries even have around 20% women in STEM careers.
Highfield fully support women in engineering and work with local schools to inspire the next generation of engineers, both male and female, as we recognise fully the benefits of a diverse workforce.
Keep your eyes on our twitter tomorrow to see us celebrate the achievements of some incredible women engineers, or drop us a tweet @highfieldrec if you have a female engineer you would like to celebrate.