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Engineering Equality

NCE is addressing gender imbalance in the civil engineering and construction industry and championing the role feminism has to play. Read more here and get in touch via twitter and LinkedIn.

Equality news

Record breaking high five for Women in Engineering day

Women in engineering break world record


Female construction workers have broken the world record for the number of people jumping and high-fiving in one place.

Network Rail celebrates national Women in Engineering Day

Rail workers celebrate women in engineering


Network Rail has photographed 32 women engineers at the Bermondsey Dive Under site as part of efforts to mark Women in Engineering Day.

High five

Jumping high five event aims to engage women in engineering


Transport for London is attempting to stage the largest ever communal jumping high five - to mark National Women in Engineering Day.

Nayera Aslam

The female engineer promoting the profession to underprivileged children


To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, NCE speaks to Aecom senior consultant Nayera Aslam about how she became an engineer and the work she does promoting the profession in schools.

Sophie McPhillips

NCE Graduate of the Year's sabbatical in Africa


As the 2015 edition of the NCE Graduate of the Year Awards launches, last year’s winner Sophie McPhillips talks about the work she has done for Engineers Without Borders

Ben Anstiss

How Arup supports its LGBT engineers


Mechanical engineer Benjamin Anstiss talks about the support Arup gives to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender engineers (LGBT) and about plans to have an engineering walking group at this year’s Pride in London festival.  

woman engineer

Equality: 10 steps to success


Companies which signed up to Women into Science Engineering’s 10 point plan for addressing gender imbalance have been explaining their approaches to the challenges.


Equality: Gender agenda


NCE investigates how signatories to a pledge to address gender imbalance in engineering have implemented a ten-point action plan by the Women into Science and Engineering (WISE) Campaign


Mark Hansford

Feminism is important because it is fair and right

Taking positives from defeat was the sporting theme of last weekend. First England’s rugby team took positives from running the seemingly unbeatable All Blacks close in New Zealand. Then Roy Hodgson’s youthful England took positives from giving experienced Italy a good run for their money in their opening World Cup game in Brazil.

Mark Hansford

We must work harder to stamp out casual sexism

Massively apathetic is how I would describe the response to my Comment of 20 March, exhorting action to tackle the scandalous lack of women in our profession.

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