By Molly Connell
Becoming an engineer is a promising future. The expected yearly salary is high and chances of finding a job is high, since there’s a high demand for engineers in the labor market. According to the prediction of The American Association of University Women, in less than 10 years, the United States will need 1.7 million more engineers and computing professionals!
So if engineering is such an attractive career path, why are currently only 13% of practicing engineers women? Unfortunately, women are discouraged in many ways to pursue an engineering career. The following infographic made by TradeMachines summarizes the different types of difficulties women face when entering this highly male-dominated field. To help young women facing this issue is a responsibility shared by all of us - take a look yourself and find out more on how you can help!
About the Author:
Molly Connell is responsible for Online Marketing at TradeMachines. As a member of the Berlin-based, start-up company which provides a search engine for used industrial equipment, her job is to enhance brand awareness and visibility, including being a part of the team that created this infographic. With the help of a very international and diverse staff, TradeMachines is keen on equality and respect in the work culture and therefore created the Womengineer infographic hoping it will underline the issue.
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