"Engineering Changes Lives” - Doubling the Number of Women Entering Engineering by 2030
By: Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba - May 3, 2018
Only 15 per cent of newly licensed engineers in Manitoba are women – lower than nearly every other professionally-accredited occupation. Gender inequality is the biggest diversity gap facing engineering in Manitoba.
Girls are an opportunity for all sectors to grow so if engineers want a piece of the pie, they need to fight for it. Girls are awesome, so bring up your game,” said Nusraat Masood, EIT, engineering intern and Director of WISE Kid-Netic Energy, a University of Manitoba program with a mission to attract girls to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. “Currently, health-related fields are doing far better at attracting girls who pursue STEM studies.”
Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba has a goal: 30 by 30. By 2030, 30 per cent of newly licensed engineers will be women. That’s double the current rate.