11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl since 2012.
The day aims to “highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights” according to the UN.
— UN Women (@UN_Women) October 11, 2017
We fully support that sentiment. Engineering is an industry that faces its own problems with equality and representation, but that is not to say that women have not contributed to the field in amazing ways.
This October 11, let’s celebrate International Day of the Girl Child.
Explore some of our recent posts about the role of Women in Engineering
- Are you part of the #1ofTheMillion?
- 8 Reasons Why More Women Should Consider Working in Skilled Trades
- Mattel’s latest Barbie builds robots & teaches kids to code
- Doodles of scientists reveal changing gender stereotypes
- International Women’s Day is all about challenging stereotypes and bias
- Natural History Museum shares the inspiring stories of women in science and research
- International Day of the Girl – Let’s celebrate the role of Women In Engineering
- Fancy a career in HS2? Now is your perfect opportunity
- Engineering a difference – Dr Priyanka Dhopade talks to Scienceblog
- Explore – Women in Computing: a British Perspective
- University of Bath celebrates achievements of women in STEM with “Sulis Minerva Day”
- Future Projects Awards 2017
- UWE celebrate International Women’s Day today with an event showcasing the achievements of female entrepreneurs
- Dorothée Pullinger – Ground-breaking female engineer nominated for Scotland’s Hall of Heroes
- Victoria Drummond – Ground-breaking female engineer nominated for Scotland’s Hall of Heroes
- Best of British Engineering Unveiled – Prestigious Semta Skills Awards unveils 2017 shortlist
- Birmingham University Is Stepping Up to Tackle the Engineering Gap
- Professor Eleanor Stride Signs Open Letter calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to close gender pay gap
- Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity at Royal Academy of Engineering, on Diversity in Engineering
- Virtual Reality & Robotics Help Paralyzed Patients Learn to Walk Again
- Dartmouth Celebrates Majority-Female Graduates for Engineering
- British Airways is helping diversity take off
- MIT study explores the challenges facing women in Engineering
- National survey shows strong support for women in engineering
- Three women in Northern Ireland earn QUEST Technician scholarships
- Queen backs drive to get more British women into engineering industry
- Engineering a balance in recruitment and education
- Ada Lovelace Day take place to celebrate women in STEM careers
- First female president of IET proposes quotas to boost numbers of UK female engineers
- First female president of Institution of Engineering and Technology vows to attract more women into engineering