Engineering the Future: The Socio-Economic Case for Gender Equality


Technology and engineering suffer from a lower participation rate of women, holding back the pace at which these sectors can advance and their overall contribution to the economy. In the U.S. today, women account for 47% of total employment, but just 27% of manufacturing employment. These percentages are even lower in the engineering and IT sectors, with women encompassing only 14% of all engineers and 25% of IT professionals. This under-representation corresponds to leadership roles as well.