A recent article published by Diane Peters in University Affairs highlighted the continued concerns of gender parity in engineering. This article is filled with extensive information about the current landscape of women in engineering.
As I was reading this article I was struck by how many amazing individuals, groups, companies, and organizations are all making a concerted effort to have an impact on the gender parity issue. It’s like we have an engineering Dream Team working to solve this problem.
I encourage you to dig into the details presented in this article. There is so much valuable information to take in and understand. Yes, we have significant work to do and it will require extensive resources and effort moving forward. But I’m encouraged to see conversations like this happening at a national scale.
The article covers everything from youth outreach, obviously one that holds a special place in our hearts, to university experiences, and even extending into the workplace.
If you’re interested in finding out how you can have an impact I’m sure you will find something in this article to help.
So, instead of looking at how far we still have to go to achieve gender parity and engineering, I’m choosing to see the brightside, and the bright minds, that are working diligently to get there.