At the IET, we are dedicated to our continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) and advocating inclusivity in engineering is a crucial element to addressing the skills shortage that currently threatens the UK industry.
In a survey conducted by the IET last year, it showed that over a quarter of respondents (29%), who identified as belonging to the LGBTQ+ community would never consider a career in STEM for fear of discrimination.
As one of the largest PEIs in the world; the IET has a duty to promote engineering to everybody and encourage organisations to do more around promoting the importance of embracing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
If you’d like to take a selfie or picture with the flags, please share it on social media and tag @TheIET with the hashtags #PrideMonth and #PrideinEngineering.
We’ll also be celebrating #LGBTSTEMDay on 5 July, so look out for more information about how we’ll be celebrating this day closer to the time.