Engineering has benefited from a growing number of female engineers within the industry, but this still makes up just 23.5% of graduate positions and only 9% of the managerial positions.

These figures are even lower for women of colour, making up only 2% of the profession despite government backed initiatives in recent years.

To celebrate this day, we have brought together 5 panellists to discuss their thoughts and ideas for how we can work towards gender parity within the industry. The theme of this year’s International Women in Engineering Day is ‘Innovators and Inventors.’

In the spirit of this, we will be discussing the ways innovation and invention can be used attract and retain more women as well as the ‘Innovators and Inventors’ who have inspired them #ImagineTheFuture’.