The science of engineering has been responsible for a huge amount of development in the way that we live today. Leaps and bounds in the engineering field have given us the benefit of living easier lives, living in better homes, and using better means of transport – and that’s just to name a few developments.
Although even today, some may see engineering as being a male-dominated sector, International Women in Engineering Day reminds us that actually, it’s far from it.
In fact, this is a sector in which women are making some huge waves. So today is all about the ladies taking part in some incredible achievements against all odds, and showing just what they can do.
The History of Women in Engineering Day
The whole point of Women in Engineering Day is to encourage the growth of women within the engineering sector. All governmental, educational, institutional and corporate engineering organizations are encouraged to organize events to support the day.
Encouraging great opportunities for women in engineering is an important part of this observance, especially since there has been a shortage in access to those with engineering skills in recent years.
Girls and women being encouraged into engineering careers is essential for making the industry entirely inclusive – something which is incredibly important for modern day businesses – and to be sure that engineering jobs of the future are filled by today’s best and brightest.
This day was created by the Women’s Engineering Society, a charity which began in 1919 following the end of the First World War, as many women had taken engineering jobs during the conflict and wished to keep working.
How to Observe Women in Engineering Day
The history of women working in engineering, spanning way back to the first World War, is rich and fascinating. Today, take the time out of your day to read up on some of the incredible things that women have achieved within engineering in the last 100 years.
If you want to get involved more actively, you can donate to the movement to help get the word out to educational institutions such as schools and colleges.
You can also help out by sharing information about the day on social media channels.
Organization owners can get involved by sponsoring the day, too.
Ultimately, the goal of the day is to make sure that the future engineering landscape is built by equal amounts of men and women, so that we may be able to continue to grow and develop together.