28 October 2011

Barriers to Women Entering the Engineering Profession

When do engineers decide to be engineers? We investigated the barriers to women entering the engineering profession and found girls may opt out of the profession while they’re still in school. Our research showed stereotyping and bias in careers advice discouraged women and girls from becoming engineers. For those that did, culture while studying and working in engineering is also a barrier. ​Here, we set out our findings.

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