June 23rd 2016
Published by The Ragworm Girls, Stacey Driver and Stephanie Driver
If you head into a school and ask a handful of children, whether primary or secondary, who Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell were, it’s likely they will all know what these engineers are famous for. Some will be able to tell you their full history and describe what accomplishes they made throughout their life. However, the chances are these school children would not be able to name a single female engineer.
Women have long played a significant role in engineering, many overcoming discrimination to bring some of the most significant advances to the field. Women have made and continue to make outstanding engineering contributions to society.
National Women in Engineering Day (#NWED2016) is an International awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. The Ragworm Girls and the team here at HQ are delighted to be involved in NWED2016 this year!
Throughout our travels we have been fortunate to meet and work with a number of hugely inspiring women. Today gives us a platform to share their stories with you in the hope of inspiring many more women to take the plunge into the crazy and utterly fulfilling world of Engineering and Tech!