Female engineering graduates on the rise at UQ

Originally published by Australian Mining – December 2016. A record number of women have graduated from engineering at the University of Queensland, well above the national average. Women accounted for 26 per cent of all graduates, higher than the national average of 17 per cent. The number of female graduates has grown from 21 per […]

Meet the Woman who Fought Society and the Legal System to Become India’s First Female Mining Engineer

Originally published by The Better India – October 2016. Dr. Chandrani Prasad Verma fought tough odds to become India’s first female mining engineer. This is the story of her struggle, passion, dedication, and success. There was a time when virtually every profession in the country was dominated by men. But the winds of change have […]

Swinburne offers engineering research fellowships just for women

Originally published by Engineers Australia – October 2016. Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is offering research fellowships for women in Engineering and IT, which it says is a first for the Australian tertiary sector. The Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowships – Women in STEM are designed to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM and […]

School of Mines lands $1.1M in grants to aid women engineers

Originally published by Rapid City Journal – September 2016   Courtesy photo School of Mines faculty members are celebrating major grants to help more women become engineers. Pictured here, from left, are Shaobo Huang, Jennifer Benning, Cassandra Degen, Paula Jensen,Kelli McCormick, Michael West, Jon Kellar and Andrea Brickey.  Two grants totaling $1.1 million have been […]

How to keep more women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

There have been myriad promises made by the major political parties over the years focused on funding programs aimed at increasing the number of women pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Although some of the policies do target disciplines where women are underrepresented, there seems to be very little acknowledgement of the […]

National Women in Engineering Day – Inspiring Story

The UK currently has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than ten per cent. When we consider Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way with nearly 30 per cent, it’s time for the nation to up its game. National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) is celebrated every year on […]

MCA, BHP Billiton & Downer Award Scholarships to Boost Female Participation in Mining

Posted June 2nd, 2015 for Minerals Council of Australia by Chris James – Assistant Director, Workforce Skills The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on Tuesday night presented five scholarships to boost the participation of young female engineers in the mining industry and train the female board members of the future. The MCA is delighted to announce that Fia […]

Lecture focuses on women working in trade industries

Upper Michigans Source.com by Aleah Hordges Posted: 04.14.2015 HOUGHTON — Students and teachers at Michigan Tech got a better perspective on women working in certain trade industries. Monday’s topic focused on women in the mining and engineering industry. The presentation highlighted what it takes to be a miner and what qualities make a successful engineer. Ways to […]

Naadiya Moosajee – inspiring the next generation of female engineers in Africa

Ms. Naadiya Moosajee Cofounder and CEO, WomEng Cape Town, South Africa Naadiya is a serial social entrepreneur by passion, a civil engineer by training, and is Cofounder and CEO at WomEng (Women in Engineering), an international nonprofit company developing the next generation of female engineers in Africa. WomEng currently works with over 3,000 girls and […]

Are you wanting industry experience and mentoring from a trusted professional in the area? Do you want to interact with an executive of an ASX top 20 listed company?

Transurban is an ASX top 20 listed company, which manages and develops urban toll road networks in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and the USA. Recognising that the engineering and technology professions in Australia are typically dominated by males, Transurban has developed a mentoring program to help females excel in in these areas. The Transurban Females Excelling […]

Goldcorp supports University of British Columbia’s ‘Professorship in Women in Engineering’

One of the ways Goldcorp promotes innovative thinking and career diversity is by supporting the University of British Columbia’s ‘Professorship in Women in Engineering’ which empowers females to excel in the field. “Goldcorp’s commitment to developing our people is one way to create a competitive advantage,” says Maryse Belanger, Senior Vice President Technical Services. “Programs […]

Update on Student Scholarships – Australia

Applications open for BHP Billiton/MCA Women in Engineering Scholarship BHP Billiton, in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia, the national body representing Australia’s mining and minerals processing industry, invites students from across the country to apply for the BHP Billiton/Minerals Council of Australia Women in Engineering Scholarship. The scholarship is open to all female […]

Deni Shiloane shares her passion for mining

November 21, 2014 by Anglo American To break new ground in the mining industry, you require steel and determination. And these are qualities that De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) employee Deni Shiloane has in abundance. She was recently awarded the Government Certificate of Competence (GCC) in Mechanical Engineering from South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources […]

Women in engineering: Fixing the talent pipeline

Women account for only 7% of the professional engineering workforce in the UK, and less than 4% of engineering technicians – far less than in other European countries. Engineering is a well-paid career, and it is expected that there will be a serious shortage of engineers in the UK in the coming years. Increasing the […]

Women in STEM survey (UK)

Help the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) gain a true reflection of UK women working in engineering. From the results of the survey, WES will propose ideas and actions that will consider changes that need to be made to retain women in STEM careers. Further information: Women in STEM: Are you IN or OUT? survey for qualified […]

Just 8.5% of engineers in the UK are women – the lowest representation of any European country

Yesterday was the UK’s first National Women in Engineering Day and several events were held around the country. National Women in Engineering Day was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. The aim is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available […]