IET promote lack of women in engineering with #9PercentIs NotEnough


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has drawn attention, this week, to the dire figure that only 9% of the engineering industry is made up of female workers.

Highlighting the stat through a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #9PercentIsNotEnough, ladies from the engineering sector shared pictures of themselves holding up their hand to represent a need to stop and take note of the lack of women in the industry.

The statistic was taken from the IET’s 2015 Skills & Demands from Industry survey.

Furthermore, a survey called Engineering UK 2015: The State of Engineering found that only 6% of registered engineers and technicians (i.e. CEng, IEng, EngTech) are women.

Below is a selection of the tweets from the campaign.

The IET will be holding its Achievement Awards at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London on 16 November 2016. To find out more and register your place see here.




Kayleigh Bateman
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Kayleigh Bateman is the head of digital content and business development at WeAreTheCity. As a journalist there she covers stories about women in IT and looks after its women in technology community. She was previously the special projects editor for Computer Weekly and editor of CW Europe. Kayleigh attended the University of Hertfordshire, where she studied for her BA in English literature, journalism and media cultures. You can contact her at [email protected]

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