Women enjoy fantastic engineering careers

Wall of Women at The University of Sheffield

As part of the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering, the University of Sheffield projected two ‘Women in Engineering’ films to celebrate the fantastic career opportunities in engineering and the women who undertake them. 

The event was hosted by Dr Rachael Rothman, Director for Women in Engineering who stated: 

“At Sheffield we aim to inspire more women and girls to study engineering - diversity is more than a box ticking exercise. The shortage of women in engineering roles is even more acute - with only 9% of the engineering and technology workforce being female, according to an IET Skills Survey 2015. Engineering is a massively important career, needed by the UK economy, and if we only train men we are not reaching a huge potential pool of talented engineers.”

She went on to say: "We want to show the huge diversity of the engineering discipline; to break preconceived notions of what engineering is and to showcase our excellent Women in Engineering at The University of Sheffield. Engineering is a fantastic career choice – we find creative solutions to complex problems and make a real difference to people’s lives."

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