Women in Tech
Women in space: Female engineers at the forefront of space exploration
You could be forgiven for assuming that the space industry is almost entirely male dominated because in the very early days of space exploration, that was mostly true. However, as early as 1963, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first of many women in space as part of the Vostok 6 mission. Exactly two decades later, in 1983, Sally Ride flew aboard the Space Shuttle STS-7, becoming the first American female in space. In fact, women...
A voice for unsung heroes
Yesterday, International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) took place as a global celebration of females in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field. This year’s campaign follows the theme ’Engineering Heroes’ to celebrate female engineers who recognise a problem, then dare to be part of the solution. As one of the leading women working in the research and development team at Exel Composites, Tiina Uotila ...
Siemens targets gender parity in recruitment to increase women in engineering
Siemens is aiming for gender parity in its Early Careers recruitment to increase the number of women in engineering. Latest figures from its core businesses show 43% of those enrolled on Siemens’ graduate programmes and 36% on its apprenticeship schemes are female. The company is now targeting 50/50 gender parity in Early Careers recruitment by 2025 as part of its drive to build an innovative and diverse culture.
maxon celebrates International Women in Engineering Day
The women in engineering (WIE) at maxon work eagerly to contribute to the success of advanced technology in the motion control industry. This week in honor of International Women in Engineering Day, 23rd June, 2021 - maxon wishes to thank these engineering women for their contributions as they continue to help shape the world we live in.
The changing tide for Women in Engineering
Independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy, Pick Everard has marked this year’s International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) with the release of a special podcast, interviewing civil engineer, Natalie Clemson about her journey from sandwich year placement to national director at the firm.
Professor Elena Gaura recognised as one of the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering
Coventry University Professor, Elena Gaura has been given a prestigious place in the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) for 2021, awarded by The Women’s Engineering Society in association with The Guardian newspaper and Assystem.
Encouraging girls into tech can help the digital skills shortage
The UK digital skills gap is a growing problem and as it has recently been reported that larger corporations have appealed to the Government to help with the shortage. It is time to encourage more women into the sector and kill two birds with one stone. Electronic Specifier’s Anna Flockett explains more.
Overcoming the perception barrier
There are many barriers and challenges when it comes to gender equality issues in business and technology, and we have highlighted many throughout this column. Electronic Specifier’s Anna Flockett delves deeper into the Reykjavik Index.
Women are choosing STEM careers and stereotypes are being smashed
In recent years, girls and women are showing more interest in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers than ever before. From GCSEs to university courses, we are seeing a gradual shift towards STEM subjects, and it is important to keep this momentum going.
Where are all the women coders?
Kate Jillings, Founder of tech company, ToucanTech has said that despite all the work being done to encourage women into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers, coding remains a very male-dominated world. Kate builds community and fundraising software used primarily in schools and other educational institutions which enables them to manage all their community activities in one place.