The shortage of engineers is a global issue. The number of women in engineering has been of particular concern as women are still grossly under-represented, with the percentage of women graduates in engineering still below 20% in many countries. According to many commentators, growth in the areas of science, engineering and technology could be the catalyst for job creation, social upliftment and economic development. Perhaps even more significantly, there has been a failure to capitalise effectively on our most under-utilised resource: women.
In order to address the massive skill shortages experienced, and simultaneously promote progressive thinking in this arena, it is vital that tomorrow's future captains of industry are at the core of this process. While many women's networks and support groups have been established in recent years and months, few focus on the plight of the young women entering the specialised field of engineering.
Against this backdrop, WomEng presents an invaluable platform for the advocacy, advancement and education of females entering the engineering industry.
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