Women in engineering

Information on what the IET is doing to encourage more women into engineering.

The IET is supporting National Women in Engineering day on Tuesday 23 June by launching the second of our videos for the Engineer a better world parents' campaign. Research carried out for the campaign shows that only seven per cent of parents feel that engineering would appeal to their daughters as a career. Currently, just six per cent of the engineering workforce is female (IET Skills Survey 2014), so there is a real need to encourage more women into engineering.

We are also supporting the WES initiative of women working in engineering sharing their thoughts on working in the industry. Please visit the web page and share via social media using the hashtag #nwed

Case studies of women engineers

Case studies on female engineers from across the engineering and technology sectors are available from the IET Women's Network. There is also the Meet the members area where there are more case studies on women in engineering, sorted by profession. There is also a number of video case studies for children on the IET Faraday website, and some early career case studies on newly qualified engineers and technicians.

IET Women's Network

Find out about our Women's Network, designed to support our female members.


IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards

Information on our prestigious awards for inspirational female engineers. Deadline for entries: Friday 26 June 2015.


UK Government's Your Life Campaign

In association with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the IET has pledged to inspire more young people, especially girls, to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.


IET champions female-friendly recruitment and retention

Our campaign to share best practice for organisations making sure recruitment and retention is helping them to attract more women engineers.