Despite a growing global demand for engineers, the gender gap doesn’t seem to be closing fast enough. In Canada, women currently account for 17.9 percent of engineers and in the US, 14 percent. According to Engineers Canada, “Encouraging and developing women’s interests in engineering begins with programming that engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities at an early age.” This effort should also be bolstered by career management initiatives that help to retain employees and advance their careers.
Taking place annually on June 23, International Women in Engineering Day is a global awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and to highlight the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. Ecosystem is pleased to shine the spotlight on our own engineers as part of this year’s #TransformTheFuture campaign. Make sure to join the conversation on our LinkedIn and Facebook channels from June 17th to the 23rd!