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Liberal Democrat Equalities Spokesperson, Baroness Burt of Solihull has emphasised the importance of utilising the incredible talent pool of women across the UK to mark International Women in Engineering Day.
Baroness Burt urged business leaders within Made in the Midlands and the wider engineering community to seize advantage of the benefits that diversity can provide. She also encouraged female leaders within the sector to blaze a trail for the future generation of female engineers.
The Women’s Engineering Society statistics document found that companies are 15% more likely to perform better if they are gender diverse. The document also revealed that the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%, while Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30%.Read more…