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.
— NSIRC News (@NSIRC) October 12, 2016
— Dr Alison Griffiths (@a1ig) October 12, 2016
— IET Women’s Network (@IETWomenNetwork) October 12, 2016
— IETawards (@IETawards) October 12, 2016