International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an annual celebration of female engineers and their accomplishments, taking place on 23 June.
With women currently making up less than 10% of the engineering sector in the UK, INWED is an opportunity to raise the profile of female engineers, demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inspire future generations.
The current skills gap within the sector is only set to increase, with the UK alone requiring a million new engineers by 2020. This means that increasing the percentage of young women who choose to pursue a career in engineering is now, more than ever, an essential task.
We spoke to a panel of female academics and researchers in the Department of Chemical Engineering about their thoughts on some of INWED’s key talking point..
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