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Female engineers, are we setting the right example?

on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 14:09
The latest IPPR report on Women in Engineering makes stark reading.  With women accounting for only 7% of the professional engineering workforce - it seems little is happening that will significantly change that statistic any time soon.  16 appears to be the critical cut off point where girls’ A level choices shut down the possibility of a career in engineering - in particular deciding against Physics A level is a deciding factor.   
The reasons for these academic choices are familiar to Media Woman and the brilliant female scientists we work with.