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Engineering Equality

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Engineering bosses adopt 10 point equality plan


Leaders of 20 of the UK’s top science, technology, engineering and manufacturing companies have signed up to a 10 point plan aimed at boosting the retention and development of women employees.

Female engineer

Women 'lost to engineering' by A-level choices


Too many female students are lost to engineering at the age of 16, when A-level and vocational subject choices cut off this career path, according to a new report.

Ann Dowling, Royal Academy of Engineering

First female president of Royal Academy of Engineering


University of Cambridge professor dame Ann Dowling has begun her term as President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Unconscious bias training

Unconscious bias: the biggest block to gender equality?

25 September 2014

Training in unconscious bias awareness can help recruiters and managers make better decisions when choosing who to employ and promote. Within the construction industry, it is fast becoming the tool for banishing prejudices and waking up to the talents of minority candidates. Ruby Kitching reports.


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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