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Where Have All The Women In Engineering Gone?
More than 50 years ago in 1960 women made up only 1% of the engineering workforce – however, times have changed and the disparity between males and females is getting better, but really where are all the women working in engineering based?
RS Components have analysed data to discover which European country has the most females working in engineering in comparison to the overall number of engineers in each given country. Take a look at the campaign here.
The results are below:
- Lithuania takes the top spot – 57.0% of the engineers are female meaning they dominate that industry in that particular country and are helping bridge the gap
- Latvia has over 50,000 engineers in their country – 52.3% of which are women
- Ireland has nearly 250,000 engineers in the country – 48.7% are female
- The UK has 3,578,600 engineers in total – over a third of which are female (40.8%)
Stories this data reveals:
- The UK has the most engineers (3,578,600) with over a third of them being female
- Laura Giddings, STEM Education Manager, RS Components comments: “It’s important for us to engage with children from a young age to ensure they grow up to know that both boys and girls have a place in STEM subjects” – women working in STEM is on the rise, but how many female engineers are working in your country?