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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

Sarah Drinkwater speaks at the Chicks with Bricks event

Google chief speaks at Chicks with Bricks event


Google entrepreneur chief Sarah Drinkwater has spoken at a female construction worker event sponsored by Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Network Rail equality

Poll shows how engineering is viewed by teenage girls


Many teenage girls believe boys are more suited to engineering than they are, according to research by Network Rail.

Like a girl: Still from YouTube video promoting strong, positive images of girls and women

Girls' parents don't believe they are interested in engineering


Fewer than one in 10 parents of girls believes engineering appeals to their children, according to research published today.

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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