The engineering mystery: Where are the women?

Bruce Matthews speaks to The Globe and Mail.

Women’s Day is traditionally a shout out to the successes and challenges facing females around the world. It’s also a reminder for professionals, including engineers, of the need to fast-track efforts to entice women into industries grasping for diversity.

Over the past decade, a greater push by grassroots groups, associations and governments has introduced a higher number of young women into the engineering industry, but the reality is that stereotypes remain intact and lack of confidence early on in a girl’s life can alter a career trajectory, even when she is capable in STEM (science, math, engineering and technology).

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